Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Online Course

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Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

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Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities
The course Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities is an online class provided by University of Groningen through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn about central aspects of multilingualism in today’s globalised societies, such as cognition, policies and education.
Course description
  • 4 weeks
  • In a world of globalisation, people who do not share the same language meet more often every day. Being able to deal with these multilingual practices in an effective way can give you an advantage in your daily life and work.
  • The challenges and opportunities that we will speak of will be recognisable for learners. The course will also introduce you to real multilingual families who will share their personal experiences with their multilingual situations with you. The issues arising from the individual situations of our families will then be looked at from a scientific perspective.
  • 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)
  • Identify central aspects around societal and individual multilingualism
  • Evaluate the benefits of multilingualism of both minority and migrant speakers
  • Identify issues that arise when people who do not share the same languages meet
  • Critically evaluate multilingual language policies for both migrant and minority languages
  • Investigate multilingual practices
  • 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.
  • University of Groningen
  • The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.

Prerequisites & Facts

Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Course Topic

Language, Linguistics, Politics & Society

University, College, Institution

University of Groningen

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Groningen you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Language, Linguistics, Politics & Society
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