Supporting home languages and the languages of schooling with Erasmus+



About This Course

Are you a primary school teacher or a post-primary language teacher? Do you want to provide your students that have a migrant or refugee background with more opportunities to use and develop their home language(s) at school, all while supporting raising proficiency levels in the language of schooling?

Then join us for “Supporting home languages and the languages of schooling with Erasmus+”, a thematic seminar that will address such issues as literacy development, overall student wellbeing and motivation to engage in the learning process. The seminar will put a special emphasis on the classroom practices that can achieve simultaneous support for home languages and the languages of schooling.

Expected results

Classrooms in Europe have become increasingly multilingual, with around 9% of all pupils speaking a different language at home than at school. It has become increasingly important for schools to adopt inclusive and multilingual classroom policies and practices which value and support the development of the students’ entire linguistic repertoire. But how can these policies translate in the realities and practices of a primary or post-primary classroom?

The seminar will put a special emphasis on the classroom practices that can achieve simultaneous support for home languages and the languages of schooling.

Additional information

  • To meet other teachers active in Erasmus+ who will showcase how they are supporting overall literacy by allowing students to use and develop their home language(s) at school;
  • To gain new ideas as well as a better understanding of how such practices can be incorporated within the realities of a primary or post-primary classroom;
  • To learn about professional development opportunities for teachers, such as job-shadowing or training abroad that can enhance the understanding and encourage the adoption of inclusive language practices.

Profile of participants:

  • newcomers to E+ programme
  • past beneficiaries
  • teachers (primary schools)
  • teachers (post-primary schools)
  • researchers (schools field)

When and Where?

16-18 November 2022 | Ireland