Plurilingualism and pluriculturalism aim to capture the holistic nature of individual language users/learners linguistic and cultural repertoires. In this view, learners/users seen as social agents draw upon all sorts of resources in their linguistic and cultural repertoires and further develop these resources in their trajectories. Plurilingualism/pluriculturalism stresses the dynamic use of multiple languages/varieties and cultural knowledge, awareness and/or experience in social situations.

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Workshops

Developing plurilingualism in the classroom: From reflection to action (CEFR Webinar Series 2021: Enrica Picccardo)

Engaging learners’ plurilingual and pluricultural competence: Online and face-to-face practice in secondary and tertiary language classrooms (CEFR Webinar Series 2021: Angelica Galante)

Putting plurilingual education into practice in primary and secondary schools (CEFR Webinar Series 2021: Joanna Durate)

Assessing plurilingualism: An example from practice (CEFR Online Workshop Series 2022: Belinda Steinhuber)

 

Articles

In Venlo gibt es viel Niederländisch, aber auch Englisch und Deutsch” – A workshop on receptive plurilingualism in the neighbour language (2022: Sabine Jentges et al.). Ch. 5 in Enriching 21st century language education: The CEFR Companion volume in practice

Implementing plurilingual oral exams and plurilingual lessons in Austrian upper secondary vocational colleges (2022: Belinder Steinhuber). Ch. 6 in Enriching 21st century language education: The CEFR Companion volume in practice

Visual identity of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)