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
LACS2: Empowering language communities (ECML funded)
This project is funded by the ECML and the follow-up to the first LACS-project. The project site is in English, French and German and offers information about the project, the team and publications.
What is it about?
The project will mediate between ECML projects and language teacher associations and other networks at regional and national levels to those who can benefit: teachers, learners and policy makers. It will raise awareness of existing projects and seek to motivate people to adapt them to their local environment in order to facilitate widespread impact on learning and teaching.
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/