Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom
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Migration processes during the last decades have contributed to increasing multilingualism and to the development of multicultural identities in many countries all over the world. This context creates new challenges as well as new pedagogical opportunities for foreign language teachers. Although research has shown that in most cases bilingualism/multilingualism favours the acquisition of additional languages (e.g. Cenoz & Valencia, 1994; Klein, 1995), the literature has also pointed towards the key role played by teachers’ and learners’ perceptions in allowing this potential to be realized (Hu, 2003). Therefore, there is a strong need for research that investigates underlying beliefs towards multilingualism that shape teachers’ behaviour and pedagogical gaps that need to be addressed in language teacher education. Another important aim should be the development of pedagogical materials that can assist teachers in exploiting the cognitive and meta-cognitive skills that multilinguals bring into the task of learning an additional language.
This site will provide some suggestions of publications and interesting projects that have been developed in this area.
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Indo-European language tree

Indo-European language tree | Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it

Different branches of Indo-European part of the tree of world languages.


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Baiba Svenca's comment, July 10, 2013 11:35 AM
Great! I found my little twig easily :) Thanks for the scoop!
Roselink's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:33 PM

It reminds me of my uni years ;-)

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, February 25, 2014 6:27 AM

This is very interesting, a lovely visual representation of the world´s languages

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European word translator: an interactive map showing "exhausted" in over 30 languages

European word translator: an interactive map showing "exhausted" in over 30 languages | Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map
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This is a great tool to make comparisons between languages.

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Schulischer Fremdsprachenunterricht und migrationsbedingte Mehrsprachigkeit

Schulischer Fremdsprachenunterricht und migrationsbedingte Mehrsprachigkeit | Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
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Very interesting book on the topic "teaching foreign language in multilingual contexts". 

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2. E&M Bundeskongress - Verband Englisch und Mehrsprachigkeit e. V. - German Association for Teachers of English (GATE)

2. E&M Bundeskongress - Verband Englisch und Mehrsprachigkeit e. V. - German Association for Teachers of English (GATE) | Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
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Interesting conference on the topic "English and Multilingualism". Call for papers extended until December. 

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Canadian Modern Language Review SI 15 [Call for Papers]

"From second language pedagogy to the pedagogy of 'plurilingualism': a possible paradigm shift?" A special issue of the Canadian Modern Language Review, set to appear in 2015, will look into the to...
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Fostering Multilingualism with Computer-Based Multilingual Storybooks: The European Comenius Project MuViT

Presentation on WorldCall Conference, Glasgow 2013
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Interesting Presentation on the MuVit project by Danilea Elsner

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Alaina Hill's curator insight, August 5, 2015 2:55 PM

Interesting Presentation on the MuVit project by Danilea Elsner

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Play the Great Language Game: It’s Fun and Free

Play the Great Language Game: It’s Fun and Free | Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
Are you ready to play The Great Language Game? This online game 'challenges you to distinguish between some eighty or so languages [see a list here] based on their sound alone. In each game you're allowed three mistakes, which are kept for you to study at the end.

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Susan's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:18 AM

How good is your ear for picking out the language being spoken?  Give this game a try! #foreignlanguages

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FREPA

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FREPA stands for The Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches. This website provides many learning and teaching materials that can support teachers in implementing a plurilingual approach in their lessons. We can also download teacher training materials. 

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Multilingual Education | Full text | Multilingualism and the language education landscape: challenges for teacher training in Europe

Europe is at the forefront of the development of policies that promote multilingualism in its member states, both on the social and the institutional level, as well as plurilingualism on the individual level.
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Interesting article discussing a suitable concept for the professinoal identity of a language teaching expert as someone who faces multilingualim and plurilingual repertoires both as challlenges and opportunities

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Plurilingualism versus Multilingualism | Polyglottally Multilingual Planning & Design

Plurilingualism versus Multilingualism | Polyglottally Multilingual Planning & Design | Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
Plurilingualism is a subtle yet profound shift in perspective towards the use of multiple languages, and one that will benefit you by lowering your blood pressure.
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very succint and clear explanation of the different between plurilingualism and multilingualism

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TESOL Quarterly - Volume 47, Issue 3 - Plurilingualism in TESOL - Wiley Online Library

TESOL Quarterly - Volume 47, Issue 3 - Plurilingualism in TESOL - Wiley Online Library | Plurilingualism in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
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Latest TESOL Quarterly Special Issue on Plurilingualism. This shows the growing importance of the topic in the ESL/EFL context. 

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mu-vit

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The EU project MuViT aims at the development, promotion and exploitation of multilingual virtual talking books. Multilingual talking books are computer based storybooks in five different languages (English, German, Russian, Spanish, Turkish) developed for children at primary level. 

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