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A framework of reference for pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures

This publication opens ways for implementing pluralistic approaches in classrooms in order to develop the plurilingual and intercultural competences of learners of all subjects. The term pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures refers to didactic approaches which involve the use of more than one / several varieties of languages or cultures simultaneously during the teaching process.
The Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures (FREPA) which defines and exemplifies standards for pluralistic approaches, adds value to the CEFR… One hopes it will have the same influence on language teaching as the CEFR.

Hermann Funk - Friedrich Schiller University, Germany

 



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(forthcoming: version in German)

 
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Video presenting the publication on the occasion of the ECML conference in December 2016 (video available in French).

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01.10.2021 - 31.10.2021
Plurilingual education: pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures. A didactic tool for integrated plurilingual and intercultural education (FREPA) - Dates to be confirmed
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Reims, France
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01.10.2021 - 30.10.2020
Plurilingual education: pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures. A didactic tool for integrated plurilingual and intercultural education (FREPA)
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Yerevan, Armenia
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These pages result from a project run within the ECML's Learning through languages programme entitled "A Framework for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures" (FREPA/CARAP).
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