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Fourth Multiplier Event (online) – 12 May 2021

Virtual Language App

New technologies, minority languages and linguistic diversity

Wednesday, May 12 2021
10:00 13:00 CET

In this event, experts will discuss the challenges faced by minority languages in the current context of new digital environments and multilingualism in the classroom.

A demonstration will also be given of BabelAR, our new multilingual game, and the first experiences with its application in the classroom. 

Programme

Moderator: Sally Reynolds, ATiT

Each talk will be followed by a discussion round when questions from the audience can be put to our speakers

10:00 Welcome

Welcome and Introduction to VirtulApp by Cor van der Meer, Mercator European Research Centre/Fryske Akademy
Explanation about  The context of this multiplier event by  Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country

10:30 Learning content through English in Primary Education: Let’s analyze some texts

Learning content through English in Primary Education: Let’s analyze some texts by Amaia Aguirregoitia & Itziar Gonzalez-Dios, University of the Basque Country

11:00 How to survive in the digital environment: next steps for the Basque language

How to survive in the digital environment: next steps for the Basque language by Maite Goñi, University of Mondragon

11.30 Screen break
11:45 From immersion programs to a plurilingual modelThe Catalan case

From immersion programs to a plurilingual modelThe Catalan case by Mònica Pereña, Department of Education, Government of Catalonia

12:15 AR-game BabelAR

AR-game BabelAR by Wim Forceville  & Thomas Meynen, Luca School of Arts

12.45 Wrapping up & reflection

Wrapping up & reflection by Durk Gorter, University of the Basque Country

You can register (for free) for the Fourth Multiplier Event here: