Developing the Language Awareness Approach in the Nordic and Baltic Countries (DELA-NOBA)

A project financed by NordPlus Horizontal

The objective of this three year Nordplus Horizontal project is to disseminate and exchange results and experiences in education by examining how the Language Awareness/Eveil aux langues approach can be integrated and further developed in the Nordic/Baltic context. 

The project activities involve 21 partners from seven participating Nordic/Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden) and aim at establishing partnerships between universities and primary and secondary schools in these countries and between them.

The project will give the partners the possibility to establish a network, to adapt, develop and evaluate teaching materials for the Nordic/Baltic context, to collect information about plurilingualism in the Nordic/Baltic countries and to compare and disseminate the results.

 

 

Thank you very much for your engaged participation in our final conference

Our final conference "Developing plurilingual education in the Nordic and Baltic Countries" was held on April 25th, 2016 at Læreruddannelsen Zahle, Copenhagen. 
The conference focused on plurilingual didactics, early foreign language learning in English, French and German as well as on intercultural learning. The results of our work and cooperation involving 21 partners (researchers and teachers from eight Nordic/Baltic countries) were presented with a set of talks and workshops. 
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All presentations from the conference are now available online!
Plurilingual education – a key area at the European Centre for Modern Languages, by Ana Kanareva-Dimitrovska (Contact Point for the ECML in Denmark);
Developing the Language Awareness/Eveil aux langues Approach in the Nordic and Baltic countries, by Petra Daryai-Hansen (University of Copenhagen/University College UCC);
Additive language pedagogy, by Prof. Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen);
Pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures and their Framework of Reference (FREPA), by Prof. Emeritus Michel Candelier (Université du Maine, coordinator of FREPA activities, ECML) & Anna Maria Curci (Istituto Tecnico Statale Vincenzo Arangio Ruiz, LEND, FREPA expert, ECML);
Teachers’ views towards Language Awareness activities, by Petra Daryai-Hansen (University of Copenhagen/University College UCC) & Inta Rimsane (Rezekne University of Applied Sciences);
Students’ and parents’ views towards Language Awareness activities, by Heidi Layne (University of Helsinki) & Samúel Lefever (University of Iceland); 
Plurilingual competences in terms of knowledge, attitudes and skills – teaching materials from the DELA-NOBA project: (3 workshops held by the teachers participating in the DELA-NOBA project): Workshop "Primary 2" by Aili Kadaste and Helena Runarsdottir; Workshop "Secondary 1" by Skaidrite Babre, Karin Helmerson, Inna Mironova, Sandra Stekele and Jolanta Kazukauskiene;
Plurilingual competences and early foreign language learning – integrated didactics (Workshop Primary 2), by Anna Maria Curci (Istituto Tecnico Statale Vincenzo Arangio Ruiz, LEND, FREPA expert, ECML);
Language Autobiography as a Means to raise Learners’ Linguistic Awareness, by Véronique Simon (Uppsala University);
Language Autobiography as a Means to raise Learners’ Linguistic Awareness, by Loreta Chodzkienė (Vilnius University);
‘Renewed’ interculturality, by Prof. Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki (link to audio presentation).