LoCALL: LOcal Linguistic Landscapes for global language education in the school context
Duration: 36 months
- Coordination: University of Hamburg (Germany; coordinator: Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer)
- Partners: University of Groningen (Holland; coordinator: Joana Duarte), Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain; coordinator: Melinda Dooly), Universiy of Aveiro (Portugal; coordinator: Mónica Lourenço) and University of Strasbourg (France; coordinator: Andrea Young)
- External critical friends: Alice Chik (Macquarie University, Sydney - Australia), Danièle Moore (Simon Fraser University - Canada); Maria Célia Lima-Hernandez (Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Brazil).
This project: i) describes and tackles the formative needs of teachers to deal with linguistic superdiversity in language education, proposing new methods and collaborative learning tools to overcome those needs; ii) commits to acknowledging the added value of superdiversity in language education, by mapping local Linguistic Landscapes (LL) and discussing them comparatively at an international level; iii) acknowledges the importance of involving youth, especially those with a migrant background, in the active discovery and dissemination processes related to social and lived multilingualism and to their own linguistic repertoires; iv) connects foreign language learning and language awareness through sociolinguistic discussions on language presence, roles and dynamics in broader social contexts, acknowledging languages and the linguistic resources that young people have at their disposal and promoting their integration in teaching practices.
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