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This database aims to facilitate teachers access to educational materials relevant to pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures. This way they will be able to help learners appropriate their knowledge, attitudes, and skills as described in the lists of descriptors. The materials, available to download, can be selected according to various criteria: objectives (as expressed by the FREPA descriptors), levels of training, thematic areas, the type of pluralistic approach, and the language of instruction.

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A healthy diet

Publication year: 2011

The objectives of this activity are to make students familiar with the importance of (healthy) food and to communicate about food in the different languages they know, noticing similarities and differences between them.

Languages: English

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Addictively tasty

Publication year: 2012

In this activity, the students learn about similarities and differences between languages, by focusing on chocolate and desserts.

Languages: English, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Latvian, Norwegian, Swedish, Lithuanian

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Animals speech in human languages

Publication year: 2002

The Students have to reflect upon the diversity of phonetic systems which exist in different languages. This is done through the recognition and interpretation of several animal sounds produced by speakers of the students’ native language and by foreign speakers in various languages. In this connection, the students get familiarized with the concept of onomatopoeia.

Languages: English, Polish

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Are you sexist?

Publication year: 2012

The primary objective of this activity is to make the learners aware of sexist language in different languages and to find their own way to avoid sexist behaviour.

Languages: English

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Body part Mathematics

Publication year: 2011

The purpose of this exercise is to explore multicultural/-lingual aspects of body part mathematics – counting and measuring.

Languages: English

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Carnival Celebrations

Publication year: 2012

The objective of this activity is to make the pupils aware that different expressions in different linguistic varieties can have the same meaning and to motivate them to look for visual and aural similarity between words in different languages.

Languages: English, Slovenian

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Circle work

Publication year: 2012

The aim of this activity is to strengthen the pupils' sense for equality and self-esteem by focusing in common on their different strengths.

Languages: English

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Coffee

Publication year: 2012

The purpose of this activity is to compare different habits and ways of preparing coffee in various cultures and to research the words ‘milk’ and ‘coffee’ in different languages.


Languages: English

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Cooking detective

Publication year: 2011

The purpose of this activity is to help students recognizing linguistic proximity/difference and to encourage them to discover the words for meals in different languages.

Languages: English, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Swedish

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Cultionary

Publication year: 2011

This activity deals with work on stereotyping and prejudice about other cultures...

Languages: French, English

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Developing a Charter of Rights

Publication year: 2005

The students learn about UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights/the Convention on the Right of Child.

Languages: English

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Developing win-win situations

Publication year: 2006

This activity's objective is to teach children how to solve conflicts in a friendly manner.

Languages: English

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Explorer

Publication year: 2011

The activity focuses on the theme of explorers. The students discuss explorers in their respective languages and make presentations about the travels of their explorers.

Languages: English

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Exploring bias

Publication year: 2011

This activity's aim is to introduce students to the concept of bias and strengthen their awareness to build up their own opinion.

Languages: English

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Fairy tales

Publication year: 2011

The objective of the activity is to challenge the pupils’ ability to write/talk in different languages about fairy tales in different cultures.

Languages: English, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Swedish

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Foreign

Publication year: 2011

The purpose of this activity is to achieve the pupils appreciation and respect for foreign cultures and languages.

Languages: English

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France

Publication year: 2012

The teacher asks the children what they know about France.

Languages: English

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Frère Jacques

Publication year: 2006

The students sing the song “Frère Jacques” in different languages.

Languages: English, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish, Latvian

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Homeless-cultural exchange in Music

Publication year: 2012

The teacher shows the children how different musical traditions borrow and learn from each other over time by exploring songs by Bob Dylan, songs from the Irish tradition, songs by Sinéad O’Connor and songs of the American folk tradition.

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music/songs

Languages: English

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If you want peace

Publication year: 2016

Students perform various activities during which they discover and compare the iconic symbols, gestures and words that express the meaning of "peace" in different languages or cultural contexts.

Languages: English, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, Icelandic

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Investigating colours 1

Publication year: 2014


Pupils discover similarities and differences in 7 languages by investigating colours. The activity also involves creative work: creating a montage and annotating with coloured cards. A game which helps to memorize new words.


Languages: English, English

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Japanese Calligraphy

Publication year: 2011

The main purpose of this activity is to introduce the students’ to the concept of Japanese Calligraphy and to enhance their curiosity to explore unfamiliar writing systems.

Languages: English

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Know your place

Publication year: 2005

The aim of this activity is to support students in identifying feelings of discrimination and privilege.

Languages: English

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Language detective

Publication year: 2011

In this activity the students become language detectives and try to discover a mystery.

Languages: English

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Language detective

Publication year: 2016

Students must solve the mystery of a strange letter received by their teacher and therefore engage in various activities related to languages and cultures.

Languages: English

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