HOLISTIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION IN A MULTILINGUAL CONTEXT

Sweden

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Pre-Registration

Would you like to participate in this course next school year 2022-2023? Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

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Final Registration

You want to confirm your participation for this course in the schoolyear 2022-2023?

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Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.

CONTENT

  • Collaboration

Local partners organize these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is Malmö Stad.

Malmö Stad

MALMÖ STAD

Grundskoleförvaltningen

Pedagogisk inspiration Malmö

Rönnbladsgatan 1B

205 80 Malmö

  • What

Multilingualism has spread in education and nowadays it has more visibility in school settings. Many schools in diff erent parts of the world have second or foreign languages as part of the curriculum. English is the most common second/foreign language taught at schools, but other national and minority languages are taught as well. Languages have traditionally been part of the education of the elite, but now that education is more accessible to all sectors of the population, multilingualism has become more widespread in education. Another reason for this spread is the mobility of the population. Today it is common to fi nd schoolchildren in the same class who speak diff erent languages at home, and these languages can be part of the school curriculum or not.

Multilingual education refers to the use of two or more languages in education, provided that schools aim at multilingualism and multiliteracy. The processes of learning and teaching languages may take place at school as part of the offi cial curriculum but also in complementary or community schools that teach the home language and culture.

When multilingualism is an educational aim, students are expected to become competent speakers of diff erent languages. One of the most important issues in this process is to identify the best possible conditions and approaches to teach second and foreign languages, that is, the most effi cient ways of ‘becoming multilingual’. These strategies necessarily include using the languages, and therefore ‘being multilingual’. Some schoolchildren have already developed communicative skills in two or more languages because they use diff erent home languages or they live in multilingual areas. They have experienced what ‘being multilingual’ means to a larger extent, and the school can develop such children’s competencies further so that multilingualism is an enriching experience.

  • We start om Monday morning at 09.00 o’clock and end on Friday afternoon by 15.30 o’clock.
  • A course day has two sessions, 09.00-12.00 and 13.30-16.30 h. every time with a coffee break.
  • The sessions can comprise input, lectures, theoretical background, personal and group exercises,training, transfer exercises, school and study visits, discussion, collegial or professional dialogue and exchange of ideas.
  • During the course, there is also a cultural visit.
  • A detailed programme will be published several months before the course takes place.
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges of a multilingual context;
  • Be able to identify the opportunities of a multilingual context and turn them into education levels and/or advantages;
  • Get acquainted with pedagogical content knowledge based on a multilingual approach at school;
  • Get aware of and be able to create new content knowledge based on a multilingual education approach;
  • Design projects and create attainable challenges to implement these solutions and projects in your own school or institution;
  • Improved competence of the use of colloquial English;
  • Improved knowledge of the Icelandic and other European education systems;
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect;
  • Pick up ideas from other countries which they can incorporate and transfer into their own practice.

PRACTICALITIES

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COURSE FEE

– We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
– For a detailed explanation, have a look at our ‘Cost Structure‘.

FUNDING

– You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
– We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
– After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.

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