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Multilingual Classrooms webinar proves to be popular

132 people were actively involved in the Multilingual Classrooms webinar that we organised on Thursday 7 January together with UCLL in Belgium. 240 people from 27 countries registered for this multiplier event so we were really delighted with the response which highlights the interest there is in supporting pupils’ learning in multilingual classrooms in so…
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VirtuLApp part of European Researchers’ Night in the Basque country

Our colleague Eider Saragueta from the University of the Basque Country from the research group DREAM (Donostia Research group on Education and Multilingualism) took part in European Researchers’ Night recently where she provided input about her work in VirtuLApp. The idea behind European Researchers’ Night which is organised in countries throughout the European Union is…
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Register now for Multilingual Classrooms event on 7 January 2021

Our next online VirtuLApp event is called Multilingual Classrooms and we are organising it jointly with UCLL, Belgium on 7 January 2021. This event is open to anyone interested in teaching in multilingual classrooms including teachers and school leaders, teacher trainers, researchers and stakeholders. This fully online event is organised as a mix of presentation…
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Study reveals huge imbalance between students awareness of language and their use of it

Eider Saragueta, a research member of the Virtulapp project team and the DREAM research group, recently presented her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Translanguaging hezkuntza eleanitzean. Ikerketa etnografiko bat” (Translanguaging in multilingual education. An ethnographical study). As part of this doctorate, Eider carried out a two year ethnographical classroom study following primary school students in 5th and…
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Video recordings in Dublin schools

A video team from ATiT spent a couple of very productive days in Ireland recently making recordings of multilingual class activities in primary schools. The two schools visited were Scoil Bhríde Cailíní in Blanchardstown and the Griffith Barracks Multi Denominational School in Dublin. In both schools we saw lots of great examples of how teachers…
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First video on multilingual practices in primary schools available

The first video in our series on successfully creating multilingual classrooms is now available. The purpose of these videos is to illustrate how teachers can successfully implement multilingual practices in their own classrooms. Each of these short videos will show activities and strategies that teachers are currently adopting to show how pedagogically effective multilinguality can…
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Workshop on Multilingual Classrooms in Ghent 17-18 October

The VirtuLApp project team are organising their first multiplier event to discuss language diversity and new technologies in primary education along with the first project outputs. This event is hosted by project partner Luca School of Arts in Ghent and takes place on Thursday afternoon, 17 October and Friday morning 18 October. It includes a…
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Diversity Management resources for teachers

Teaching in Diversity, Teach-D for short, was an Erasmus+ KA2 project that created resources for teachers interested in enhancing their skills in diversity management. Led by the European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI), the project included 9 partners from different EU countries. One of the outcomes of the project is a Handbook on Teaching in…
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European Commission thinking on multilingual classrooms

According as the number of children attending schools in Europe has become more diverse in terms of language, it is hardly surprising that the European Commission has been putting extra resources into the topic of Multilingual Classrooms. This site provides an interesting overview of the Commission’s activities in this area and includes links to several…
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First recordings of didactic videos in Joure, The Netherlands

Material for the first of the VirtuLApp didactic videos was recorded on 13 March in the Openbare basisschool Twa Fjilden in Joure. The VirtuLApp team took a ‘fly on the wall’ approach and recorded a series of different multilingual learning activities led by the teacher, Gerrie Bakker. Interviews with several pupils and Gerrie along with…
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