Multilingualism ~ Integration ~ Diversity

Workshops

TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS AND INTERESTED PROFESSIONALS:

How does the mastery of a language influence the inclusion in or exclusion from a certain social group? In which way does the mastery of a language not meet the expectations of a certain social group to be accepted as part of it from the self-perception and perception of others point of view? Can the inherent language contribute to resolve conflicts on issues such as inclusion, tolerance, integration, belonging to a group and identity? Round table.

Foreign language teaching from an inherent language perspective. Strategies to prevent discrimination of any language and to frame multilingualism as a positive factor in various aspects of personal life (social, educational, professional, etc.). Specific ideas and methods to make multilingualism available to all learners, even those who have grown up with only one language. The inherent language perspective as a catalyst for motivation to learn other languages.

Conference as part of the annual celebration of International Mother Language Day (February 21) “Inherent Language & Co.” The role of the concept of mother tongue in multilingual contexts. Definitions of mother tongue and reflection on whether any or all of the languages a person speaks or grew up with meet the “expectations” of these definitions. Brainstorming and exchange on alternatives or more neutral concepts that meet the needs of modern, cosmopolitan societies

Conference as part of the annual celebration of the European Day of Languages (September 26) https://edl.ecml.at. Introduction to the concept of Inherent Language and how it promotes the ideal of a European identity proposed by the European Union in its language policy “that every European citizen should know two languages in addition to his or her mother tongue.” https://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/sheet/142/taalbeleid

Introductory lecture and round table.

WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS FOR MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES

Workshop/conference in the framework of the European Day of Languages https://edl.ecml.at on “Language and Identity”. We will reflect on how familiar languages connect, interpenetrate and coexist. We will analyze our interaction in a multilingual family environment and how this influences the formation of an identity and the creation of a multicultural awareness. What are the challenges we face as residents of the European Union, what are the goals and challenges and what does the proposal for a European identity consist of?

In this session participants will learn strategies to identify and analyze the causes of mixing languages and learn how to act appropriately. Discussion and exchange of ideas

Especially within the framework of the annual celebration of International Mother Language Day (February 21), this workshop will be followed by a discussion about the role of the mother tongue in an individual’s life. Different definitions will be presented and the meaning of this concept will be reflected upon in multilingual contexts. How family and emotional ties affect or influence language and its designations. Interactive discussion and guided reflection.

A lecture on the importance of the reading habit from an early age. Children’s books not only encourage language acquisition and expand vocabulary, but also promote and strengthen family bonds. The importance of creating a routine with good night stories will be recognized. After the lecture, attendees will be able to participate in a hands-on workshop for the whole family: “DIY multilingual books”. The acquisition of “own literature” is very important and even more so being multilingual. Here we show you how to design your own books in your inherent languages.

WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN:

Learning about Europe and its language policy. Every 26th of September the European Day of Languages (https://edl.ecml.at) is being celebrated, in the framework of this event, the little ones will learn more about the European Union, its constitution, its policy, but above all about the diversity and richness of its cultures and languages. What is the European Union, what are its goals and challenges and what is its proposal for a European identity? Informative workshop and hands-on activities.

Tips and tricks to know why we mix languages, introduction to communicative strategies that allow us to recognize when this phenomenon happens and the reason why it happens. Reflection on one’s own languages, their functions and use in different situations of everyday life. Interactive workshop followed by painting and drawing activities.

This workshop is given mainly in the framework of the annual celebration of International Mother Language Day (February 21). We will explore concepts such as mother tongue, family language, foreign language, among others, and reflect on our own linguistic biography. Interactive workshop followed by painting and drawing activities.

We will reflect together on the importance of encouraging the habit of reading, talk about our most and least favorite books, brainstorm ideas to create a collective story and make our own book about that story. As a farewell to the session there will be a multilingual reading.

Inherent language is the language that naturally comes to your mind first, depending on the situation and the interlocutor. This language is part of yourself and independent of how and when you acquired it.

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