Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Multilingual families a linguistic treasure for Europe


Today I am writing to invite you to take part in a new project:  Multilingual Families.

 Multilingual Families is a European Union funded education project that will support and inform immigrant or multilingual parents how and why to raise their children multilingually in an informal setting and will provide resources for:

  • Families
  • Teachers and stakeholders 
  • Children 
Resources will include:
  • Sample guides and videos
  • A  pack for teachers
  • A community space for productions
  • A repository of information on how to bring up children with 2 or more languages
The outstanding added value of the “Multilingual Families” project will be availability of materials for parents and children in all the partner’s languages (CZ, PL, EN, ES, DE) plus a further 2 common immigrant languages that are prevalent in each country as well. A total of 17 languages. 

   The project materials will be piloted to test their suitability for the target groups and to receive    further feedback   for improving the materials and to gain experience for the long-term            implementation of the materials.

   The materials will be tested by:
  • Piloting workshops and online webinars of the guide for teachers and social service support staff
  • Piloting by parents through teachers or social service staff
  • Children will pilot in schools.
Due to its doubtless high quality, Multilingual Families was  honoured to be the European feature project of the week for the European Commission Languages Newsletter

The Facebook page of the project  (Multilingual Families - EU project)  is being posted regularly with news of the project and items of interest in the area of bringing up children multilingually. 

If you are interested in taking an active part in the project, sharing your concerns and experience, you can fill in this online form: 

For any further information you may need, please write an e-mail to: multilingual.families.spain@gmail.com 

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