The purpose of the videos for the VirtuLApp toolkit is to give examples of practices for creating a multilingual classroom. The videos will amongst others show activities done by pupils in the classroom using more than one language (e.g. the L1, migrant or foreign languages), activities done to make linguistic diversity visible in the classroom and the school, and interviews with teachers about their strategies for creating a multilingual classroom and what challenges they face. The videos are intended for sharing best practices of plurilingual approaches across European schools and inspire other teachers to create there own strategies and activities.
Video 1: Taking a multilingual approach
This video provides an introduction to the VirtuLApp video series. It sets out our approach to the topic of multilinguality in primary schools and introduces you to the Twa Fjilden school in Joure, the Netherlands which has made quite a success out of the multilingual nature of its pupils. In the video you will meet teacher Gerrie Bakker and see first-hand how she tackles the challenge of multilingual pupils in her class.