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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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Event postponed till later date

Unfortunately we must announce the postponement of TCD’s Multiplier Event, due to the evolving situation surrounding Covid-19. Our team will be working on a new date to showcase our work, and we will stay in touch.

Full Programme Ready

The full programme for our event on 3 April 2020 in Dublin is ready. Don’t forget to register!

Multilingual Schools – New Event!

Join us in Dublin on Friday 3 April for our next Multiplier Event. This event is hosted by our partners in Dublin at Trinity College. We will update you on the creation of our augmented reality game for primary school kids, unveil more of our teaching videos and tips, and share some new research on…
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Two new videos available

There are two (!) new videos available in our series on successfully creating multilingual classrooms: ‘Making the school a multilingual space’ and ‘Home languages in the classroom’. The school De Twa Fjilden in the Netherlands focuses on making their pupil’s multilingualism visible in the school and they integrate home languages in the classroom. Want to…
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Meet Babel – VirtuLApp’s new mascot who made his entrance in Ghent….

We launched our first practical set of outcomes at a workshop on 17 & 18 October 2019 at LUCA School of Arts in Gent, Belgium. This 2-day event included the launch of VirtuLApp’s new quiz on multilingualism which is where we got to meet Babel who guides participants keen to check their general knowledge about…
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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.