What can educators in different countries learn from each other about successful multilingual initiatives? By comparing experiences from diverse settings - France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK - the writers highlight ways of creating multilingual learning communities that promote language expertise, intercultural understanding and educational achievement."Multilingual Europe" casts fresh light on how: children and young people can develop their existing languages and learn new ones; identities are constructed in multicultural contexts; schools can link with families and communities; and, educators can devise innovative pedagogies for multilingual classrooms.Collaboratively written by participants from the Multilingual Europe seminar series at Goldsmiths, University of London, the book shows how research, policy and practice can work together for success.This inspirational collection of international case studies will stimulate reflection for undergraduate and postgraduate students on education-related courses, students of language learning and teaching, teacher educators, researchers and policy-makers.The insights provided will also interest different language communities worldwide. The contributors include Jean Conteh, Christine Helot, Aura Mor-Sommerfeld and Dominique Portante.
Publisher: Trentham Books