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Final Event – 2 & 3 November 2021

Virtual Language App

Final Event VirtuLApp

2 and 3 November 2021, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, The Netherlands

The VirtuLApp project’s final event, hosted by Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (Fryske Akademy) took place on 2 and 3 November 2021, in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

The Virtual Language App, in short VirtuLApp, is a European funded project and develops an innovative multilingual and multididactic approach which primary school teachers can use in the classroom to welcome pupils’ home languages.

The main topics are education and multilingualism as well as linguistic diversity and technology in the classroom. During the event, the project outcomes to support teachers with both knowledge and tools. This includes the digital toolkit for teachers and BabelAR, the multilingual Augmented Reality game for language awareness.

The speakers are Prof. Durk Gorter (University of the Basque Country), Prof. Joana da Silveira Duarte (NHL-Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands), Prof. Jasone Cenoz (University of the Basque Country), Dr. Mirjam Günther-van der Meij (NHL-Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands), Dr. Eider Saragueta (University of the Basque Country), Lui García Gurrutxaga (Donostiako Berritzegunea), Mathy Vanbuel (ATiT ), Sally Reynolds (ATiT), drs. Ton Koenraad (TELLConsult), as well as Stephan Berger and Simon de Wilde (Afûk).
The event is opened by Drs. Cor van der Meer ( Mercator European Research Centre for Multilingualism and Language Learning, hosted by Fryske Akademy) and Dr. Nelleke IJssennagger-van der Pluijm (Fryske Akademy).