Past projects with FIPLV involvement

LUCIDE: Languages in Urban Communities – Integration and Diversity for Europe http://www.urbanlanguages.eu

LUCIDE, which is a project funded by the European Union, is a network which is developing ideas about how to manage multilingual citizen communities. We are building up a picture of how communication occurs in multilingual settings across the EU and beyond. We aim to help institutions (councils, schools, hospitals) and local and national economies make better productive use of diversity as an economic resource and to strengthen social cohesion by fostering better communication and mutual understanding. We also want to understand better how the cultural richness of these new cities can strengthen the “diverse unity “of the 21st century.

LATEST NEWS on LUCIDE

FIPLV has been an Associate partner in the LUCIDE Project, funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. We are pleased to announce that the LUCIDE Toolkits are now available in 10 languages (Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish). The toolkits cover the following areas:

Language and Work
Multilingualism in the Health and Social Care Sector
Learning New Languages
Multilingualism in Education – Bilingual and Multilingual Learners
Languages and Public Services
Multilingualism in Urban Spaces

You will find them on the LUCIDE website at http://www.urbanlanguages.eu/toolkits

The LACS Project (ECML funded)

Here you find a video in which the FIPLV President presents the LACS Project (Language Associations and Collaborative Support.

Here is the project website

And here is the project description  and the draft publication (which you will be asked to comment on in 2013) which focuses on running a language teacher association.

Marille (ECML-funded)

Traditionally, teachers of majority languages receive less training to teach a language as a second language or to develop the plurilingual repertoire of their learners than, for example, foreign language teachers. Yet, in today’s societies, learners bring many different languages to school. This means that the teaching of the majority language has to extend beyond teaching it as a first language and adopt elements of second language teaching. Find out MORE: http://marille.ecml.at/

LETPP (Languages in Europe: Theory, Policy, Practice)

(European Union funded)

We live in a period of unprecedented movement – of capital, of goods and of people. Contact between people and countries has never been easier or more frequent. In such a changing and volatile world, communication across cultures becomes very high stakes.

Such communication is indispensible for international relations. It underpins wealth creation, enables individual mobility and grows employment. Communication is itself a major economic and cultural activity.

Multilingualism has to play a key role in this world where English has greatly facilitated the global impact of the “communications revolution”. However, English – even as a lingua franca – also poses key cultural, social and psychological challenges.

Find out MORE: http://www.letpp.eu/

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