Promoting Multilingualism: Celebrating Linguistic Diversity in Education

multilingualism integration course

The Promoting Multilingualism course aims to empower educators in celebrating and embracing multilingualism in education. Language diversity is a valuable asset that enriches the learning experience and fosters cultural understanding.

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START:
December 31, 2024
DURATION:
1 Week
ID:
ML-06

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Milan, MI Italy   View map

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Multilingualism

Promoting Multilingualism: Celebrating Linguistic Diversity in Education

multilingualism integration course

Course Motivation:

The Promoting Multilingualism course aims to empower educators in celebrating and embracing multilingualism in education. Language diversity is a valuable asset that enriches the learning experience and fosters cultural understanding. This course seeks to provide teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to create inclusive and supportive linguistic environments that promote the development and appreciation of multiple languages.

Course Description:

Cultivating Promoting Multilingualism is a 7-day training program designed to celebrate multilingualism in education and provide educators with practical strategies for creating linguistic-rich environments. The course covers various topics related to language diversity, language policies, and the integration of multilingual resources and practices in educational settings.

Teaching Method:

The course adopts an interactive and participatory teaching approach, combining lectures, group discussions, practical activities, and seminars featuring experts from the academic field. Participants will engage in hands-on tasks, collaborative projects, and reflective exercises to deepen their understanding and application of the concepts taught.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of linguistic diversity and its benefits in education.
  2. Explore strategies for creating linguistic-rich environments that celebrate multilingualism.
  3. Promote the development and maintenance of multiple languages among students.
  4. Address language policies and challenges in educational contexts
  5. Integrate multilingual resources and practices in instructional materials and activities.
  6. Foster a sense of pride, respect, and appreciation for multiple languages and cultures.

Course Schedule:

Day 1: Introduction to Linguistic Diversity in Education

  • Recognizing the value of linguistic diversity in educational settings
  • Exploring the benefits of multilingualism for cognitive and social development
  • Addressing language policies and their impact on language education

Day 2: Creating Linguistic-Rich Environments

  • Strategies for promoting multilingualism in classrooms and schools
  • Designing language-rich displays and materials
  • Engaging students in language-focused activities and projects

Day 3: Multilingual Resources and Practices

  • Integrating multilingual resources in instructional materials
  • Promoting translanguaging as a pedagogical approach
  • Leveraging technology for multilingual learning and communication

Day 4: Seminar with Expert Speakers

  • Guest speakers from the academic field share their expertise on linguistic diversity, language policies, and inclusive language practices
  • Q&A session and interactive discussions

Day 5: Language Policies and Challenges

  • Understanding language policies and their implications in education
  • Addressing language-related challenges faced by students and educators
  • Advocating for inclusive language policies and practices

Day 6: Celebrating Multilingualism in Education

  • Organizing language festivals and cultural events
  • Collaborating with families and communities to celebrate linguistic diversity
  • Promoting a positive language learning environment through inclusive language practices

Day 7: Reflecting and Planning for the Future

  • Reflecting on personal teaching practices and experiences
  • Developing an action plan for promoting and celebrating multilingualism in future lessons
  • Closing ceremony and certificate distribution

Future Developments and Risks: Future developments in promoting linguistic diversity in education include the recognition of multilingualism as an asset, the implementation of inclusive language policies, and the integration of multilingual resources and practices in curricula. However, if government guidelines fail to prioritize linguistic diversity, there is a risk of marginalizing students from different linguistic backgrounds, reinforcing language hierarchies, and limiting educational opportunities for multilingual learners.

By the end of the Promoting Multilingualism course, participants will have gained the knowledge, skills, and strategies to create inclusive and supportive linguistic environments that celebrate and embrace multilingualism. They will be equipped to promote the development of multiple languages among students, foster cultural understanding, and create a sense of belonging for all language learners.

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