Do your students learn a language at school, speak another language at home, do they speak a dialect or do they know how to code or use sign language? Then they are multilingual. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have launched a series of resources for teachers aimed at encouraging everyone to recognise the languages they have and be able to say: “We are Multilingual”. The work is part of the Education strand of the Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) project (www.meits.org). The project involves over 2,000 students in 7 secondary schools across the East of England and London and explores the influence of multilingual identity on foreign language learning.
Resources are available to download for free in French, German and Spanish.
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