Language Learning and Communication

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What is plurilingual education?
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Ghana past and present – a conversation with Helen Yitah
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Multilingualism, migration society and changes in our schools
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The New London Group Revisited
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New publications
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Stop Motion Films: “A new world”
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The digitalisation of foreign language learning
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Musical literacy in the foreign language classroom

What is plurilingual education?

In former times the ideal of language learning was the imitation of the native speaker. However, today’s learners are exposed to a multitude of languages in their own natural social and cultural environment. English has become an almost natural part of everyday communicative life. Not least on the Internet, and for young people in particular, […]

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Ghana past and present – a conversation with Helen Yitah

When it comes to multilingualism, it is not a West African country like Ghana that comes to mind easily. This is no coincidence: Anglophone Africa is not really a focus of English studies and certainly not of English language pedagogy. While postcolonial literary and cultural studies have dealt intensively with the great representatives of Anglophone […]

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The New London Group Revisited

At the dawn of the third millennium, a collective of educational scholars called ‘The New London Group’ published the manifesto “A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies” laying the foundation for a new approach to language teaching: instead of teaching a single literacy of reading and writing, they argued for teaching multiple literacies to enable their students to […]

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Stop Motion Films: “A new world”

I happened to have the opportunity to do an Erasmus-Plus Internship in a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) school in Valencia as a teacher assistant. During my internship, my school was taking part in an Erasmus_Plus co-funded project called VITAL: Approaches to Using Visuals in Teaching and Learning (link see below). The idea of […]

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The digitalisation of foreign language learning

Digitalisation is everywhere. It has become a political and economic buzz word, and it has moved to the top of the education policy agenda, at least rhetorically. Of course, foreign language pedagogy has been dealing with it for some time now. Two observations may lead to the following diagnoses. Hardware Questions On the one hand, […]

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