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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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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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Comment s’appellent les Français/es ?/ ¿Cómo se llaman los españoles?

Publication year: 2014

The object of this activity is to familiarize the students with first and last names which are linked to particular languages / cultures, as well as to raise awareness to possible existence of the same or similar names in other languages they know.

Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, French, Italian, Italian

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I SUBSONICA SUONERANNO A MILANO – Le forme del futuro

Publication year: 2014

The overall aim of this activity is to introduce students to a way of expressing future plans in Italian and explore this grammatical structure and use in itself, as well as in comparison to other romance languages (French and Spanish).

Languages: Italian

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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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Similarities between languages / Language families

Publication year: 2014

The main objective of this exercise is to make the students aware of the existence of language families and the fact that languages may be orthographically and phonologically similar or different between themselves.

Languages: Slovenian

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