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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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Join us at our first Multiplier Event in Ghent, Belgium – 17 & 18 October 2019

Come and join us at our free multiplier event on 17 & 18 October at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Designed for teachers, principals, trainers, parents, researchers and the general public, this event will share information on language diversity and new technologies in primary education. You will become acquainted with the latest…
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Presentation at ECER Conference, Hamburg

Our team members Joana Duarte and Rose Thys presented our project at the ECER Conference in Hamburg last week. The focus of the presentation was on discussing the potentials of the quiz and the multi-player game for teachers’ professional development.

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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VirtuLApp poster presentation at 40th International Linguistics Conference of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

At the 40th International Linguistics Conference organised by the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), we presented the VirtuLApp project in a poster session at the 20th of June 2019. At the conference current topics in all fields of linguistics were discussed. Our 1-minute pitch was well received and made participants curious to find out more…
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VirtuLApp poster presentation at the 17th International Conference on Minority Languages in Leeuwarden

Three of our team members, Margherita Burdese, Marlous Visser and Lisanne de Jong, (Mercator/Fryske Akademy) have presented the VirtuLApp project with a poster at the 17th International Conference on Minority Languages, held in Leeuwarden from 22-24 May. Almost 250 researchers, policy makers, students and others interested in minority languages participated this conference. The poster session…
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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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VirtuLApp’s activities

To disseminate VirtuLApp’s goals, activities and products, the partners organize five Multiplier Events in each partner country, to which VirtuLApp’s stakeholders will be invited. The VirtuLApp team will organize special workshops during these events in which experts in multilingualism will share their knowledge with the stakeholders, and in return the stakeholders are asked to share their…
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