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Embrace the linguistic diversity in your classroom with a new upcoming course

Learn how to deal with linguistic diversity and use it as an asset for your teaching!

Do you have multilingual students and wonder how to best deal with foreign languages being spoken in the classroom? Dealing with international or exchange students can be a challenge. Get the language barrier out of the way and embrace linguistic diversity with this free online course starting on 20 September. Take the first step and register today!

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2021 European Day of Languages: Languages in the European Education Area

A comprehensive approach to the teaching and learning of languages is possible

You are invited to join the European Commission for the online conference “2021 European Day of Languages: Languages in the European Education Area” on Monday, 27 September at 12:00. Discussions will cover:

  • the role of language competences in the context of the European Education Area;
  • how to boost foreign language learning, including the introduction of a voluntary module to assess the first foreign language with the 2025 PISA report;
  • how to incorporate language diversity and support literacy in all languages in schools.

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, will launch the event and give an overview of the policy context. Join the conference here

[Image: European Commission]


Survey on cultural identities in education

Do you believe that curricula in your country are culturally diverse?

Celebrations of different traditions and spoken languages in school can be important for raising awareness of cultural identities in Europe. Indeed, by promoting pupils’ cultural identities, schools can foster acceptance and tolerance, strengthening students’ cultural awareness and preparing them for citizenship.

Do you think pupils’ cultural and ethnic backgrounds could be more effectively recognised in school? If so, how would you achieve that? Have your say in this short survey about cultural identities in education. We want to hear from you!

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New webinar: how schools can tackle information disorder

On 12 October, join this webinar to learn why and how new online reading skills should be taught in schools starting from early years education.

Search engines and social media offer us millions of results in a nanosecond, often personalized, and not always transparent. More than ever, it is vital to improve our digital information literacy skills to think critically, make balanced judgements, and tell sources of information apart. The webinar on 12 October (16h CEST) discusses the latest research in the field and practical examples of new reading skills curriculum projects, as well as workshop ideas on how teachers can deal with information disorder in the classroom context.

If you missed the previous webinar on language learning, find here the recording and the presentation. Find out all the past events at the YouTube channel.

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JUNE: LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Learning takes place across a combination of environments, and this richness is more valuable than ever for meeting the needs of learners. Local learning communities have shown their potential to act as vibrant hubs, being accessible both in terms of physical proximity and as places where learners feel a sense of safety and belonging. Empowering them is an effective way of preventing marginalised groups from disconnecting. 

JULY: LIFE IN SOCIETY

School education needs to help learners meet societal demands and show an open-minded attitude towards the changing society. It is fundamental to identify what life skills are needed to prepare students for successful, self-efficient adulthood, and to enable their development.

AUGUST: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Schools are recognised as important settings for the promotion of physical activity among young people. Not only does physical education contribute to pupils’ immediate fitness and good health, but it also fosters their physical, mental, and emotional development.



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