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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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¿Qué español aprender?

Publication year: 2011

This activity involves identifying pairs of sentences that can be produced by native Spanish speakers, by emphasizing those which belong to the European variety (from Spain) and that those which belong to the Latin American variety (from Hispanic American countries).

Languages: Spanish

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A vos marques, prêts, écrivez !

Publication year: 2011

Students will discover different writing systems and their evolution from their creation to nowadays...

Languages: French

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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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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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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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Europanto

Publication year: 2013

The idea of "Europanto" is that of a mix of the mostly spoken European languages. It was introduced by Diego Marani, a translator of the European Union. Using this artificial language in a playful way, the learners become aware of the language diversity in Europe and experience it as something positive and develop a sense of togetherness.

Languages: German

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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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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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Je wereld kleurt taal

Publication year: 2011

By means of this activity the students are lead to the discovery that not all the words of one language can be translated into another language (for example the Eskimos have different words to indicate ‘snow’).

Languages: Dutch

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La fleur des langues

Publication year: 2011

This activity helps students to differentiate between the terms “mother language”, “second language” and “foreign language”.

Languages: French

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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 discovery

Publication year: 2011

The students are invited to put down a few unfamiliar words they will hear during the summer holidays.

Languages: English

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Languages and human rights

Publication year: 2013

The four activities are based on extracts of the universal declaration of human rights, translated into various languages. The participants are invited to draw on their knowledge of languages and use comprehension strategies in order to, first of all, guess what text is presented, then reconstruct an article, identify words in several translations or translate words.

Languages: English, French

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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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Lettermonster

Publication year: 2011

The teacher makes copies of worksheet 8.1.2 and cuts the letters. He glues the letters on little bags...

Languages: Dutch

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Ordleg

Publication year: 2011

A language card game in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, developed by Swedish pupils.

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

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Qué "raro" hablas!

Publication year: 2012

The students are given certain situations where they have to empathise with foreigners who don't speak the language and try to find other ways to communicate.

Languages: Spanish

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Science and Scientists

Publication year: 2011

The main objectives of this activity are to familiarise the pupils with scientific language and to discuss (dis-) advantages of being a scientist in a multicultural/multilingual environment.

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

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Some languages of Europe … and elsewhere! 2

Publication year: 2012

The main purpose of this activity is to make participants recognise which fragments of texts belong to the same language and to put these fragments into the right order to get a coherent sequence.

Languages: English, French, Armenian

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Sprog og Samfund

Publication year: 2011

University teacher Hans Arndt introduces over 7 pages the subject of “Language and society” and proposes different exercises.

Languages: Danish

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The Legend of the White Eagle II

Publication year: 2013

The purpose of the lesson is to find and to compare words, phrases and national symbols in some European languages and to draw a parallel between them and the same phrases in Arabic. The students should notice the meaning of other national symbols and find similarities between languages of the same language family.

Languages: English, Polish

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Tour de Babel

Publication year: 2011

The two main objectives of this activity are, on the one hand, to make pupils aware of the plurality of languages spoken in their class group and, on the other hand, to show the importance of body language in intercultural situations.

Languages: French

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