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Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to languages and cultures: FREPA’s success story in Europe and beyond

Author: Catherine Seewald/Montag, 15. Juli 2013/Categories: Publication, ECML publication, CARAP

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Within the framework of the 8th International Conference on Language Teacher Education (George Washington University, 1 June 2013), Laura Ambrosio, University of Ottawa, offered a presentation on the  Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to languages and cultures (FREPA).

  • Download Laura Ambrosio's presentation "Preparing Language Teacher Educators to Meet National and Global Needs - FREPA: A new way of learning through languages" (English):
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FREPA: descriptors and resources for plurilingual and intercultural education

The results of the FREPA project of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) - conducted between 2008 and 2011 - include a publication and a website developed for teachers of all subjects, decision-makers, curriculum/programme designers, teacher trainers, and textbook writers with an interest in plurilingual and intercultural education. They represent a valuable step towards implementing pluralistic approaches in classrooms in order to develop the plurilingual and intercultural competences of learners of all subjects.

The publication includes a comprehensive list of descriptors (knowledge, skills and attitudes) targeting plurilingual and intercultural competences. The database CARAP/FREPA offers online teaching materials in different languages and activities according to knowledge, skills and attitudes based on the descriptors defined in the framework.


FREPA in Europe and beyond

Dedicated web pages provide information in national languages on the use of FREPA in 14 countries, examples of implementation in national contexts, publications relating to the FREPA, field reports, events, as well as contacts and networks: Albania - Andorra - Armenia - Austria - Croatia - Czech Republic (*) - Finland - France - Latvia (*) - Montenegro - Netherlands - Poland - Romania - Slovak Republic (*).

(*) Pages under construction


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