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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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Die lange Reise der Wörter

Publication year: 2017

Students discover in a playful way that there is a lively exchange between languages. They can find out that loan words don’t refer exclusively to the linguistic but also to the cultural level. Mostly, foreign words and loan words are borrowed as terms of new objects, new techniques or concepts.

Languages: German

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Le lingue: origine delle parole, prestiti e calchi

Publication year: 2011

Students are requested to analyse Italian words and their description in the dictionary, to find out in which language their origins are.

Languages: Italian

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Le voleur des mots

Publication year: 2013

Students listen to a story in French about a thief depriving the people of their language’s words. On the basis of the text, they are led to discover the diversity of languages/linguistic varieties and its/their value. Furthermore the activity aims at developing a positive attitude towards any kind of linguistic variety.

Languages: French, French

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Maltese News

Publication year: 2013

Learners are given a number of short news items, in a language they do not know, Maltese. They are asked to read and try to understand the news contents. If they need help, they can ask for some hints which can guide them to get through the exercise.
The different activities will prompt learners to mobilize knowledge which they possess of other languages in order to try to formulate hypotheses.
They are asked to reflect upon the activities they have just carried out.


Languages: English

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Motion in the ocean

Publication year: 2011

The purpose of this activity is the exploration of the concept of linguistic borrowing in relation to the topic of the Oceans.

Languages: English

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Nahrungsmittel

Publication year: 2011

Learners of German as a foreign language are given a document showing items of food and what they are called in English.

Languages: German

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Our beautiful earth: a view from space

Publication year: 2011

This activity deals with the issue of countries around the world focussing on their languages, greetings, e-mail adresses and time zones.

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

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Polyglotte

Publication year: 2011

The purpose of this activity is to make pupils familiar with loanwords.

Languages: English

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Story about languages

Publication year: 2011

This activity makes the pupils aware of the evolution of languages.

Languages: English

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Taalmix

Publication year: 2011

The activity is designed for a class where there are children speaking different mother languages.

Languages: Dutch

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Vueling: ¿volar or flying?

Publication year: 2011

This is principally an activity of written comprehension and translation.

Languages: Spanish

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