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Multilingual Practices

Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is aimed at a wide range of people with an interest in multilingualism such as migrants, linguistics and language students, teachers, language policy makers, professionals who are working in a multilingual environment or parents, who are considering to raise their children multilingually. It may also be an interesting addition for learners who participated in University of Southampton’s course on Understanding Language . However, no prior knowledge is required to take part in the course and we welcome anyone who is curious to know more about multilingual practices. You can use the hashtag #FLmultilingualism to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Definition of multilingualism from an individual and a research perspective
  • Language attitudes towards different languages
  • Multilingualism in the urban scenery (linguistic landscaping)
  • Language policies and the protection of endangered languages
  • Heritage language maintenance and transmission in multilingual communities
  • Advantages and challenges of multilingualism in the workplace
  • Multilingualism in education (the case of the trilingual education)
  • The role of the English language in multilingual education models
  • The cognitive advantage of bi- or multilinguals
  • Types and features of minority languages
  • New speakers of minority languages
  • Language contact (contact linguistics)

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Rating 4.8 based on 10 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Instructors Tom Spits, Nanna H Hilton, Frans Ozinga, Joana Duarte, Eva J. Daussa, Nadia Akkerman, Hanneke Loerts, Jesse van Amelsvoort
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Language English
Subjects Programming Languages Humanities
Tags C R Languages & Cultures

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Adjunct Faculty - Modern Languages View $14k

Member - Minority Initiatives Committee $40k

Visiting Lecturer, Romance Languages $48k

Department Coordinator - Foreign Languages $50k

Faculty(World Languages) $54k

Law Clerk for the Minority Counsel $56k

Minority Business Enterprise / Request For Proposal Coordinator $59k

World Languages Specialist $64k

Supervisor Faculty(World Languages) $72k

Chair of Foreign Languages $87k

Assistant French professor for business languages $90k

World Languages Teacher 2 $92k

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University of Groningen

Rating 4.8 based on 10 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $89
From University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Instructors Tom Spits, Nanna H Hilton, Frans Ozinga, Joana Duarte, Eva J. Daussa, Nadia Akkerman, Hanneke Loerts, Jesse van Amelsvoort
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Languages Humanities
Tags C R Languages & Cultures

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