Unit 4: Recognising diversity – towards inclusive, multilingual practices in secondary classrooms
The aim of this unit is to provide you with examples and ideas on how to familiarise your students with the topic of linguistic diversity and language policies as well as rights, especially with regards to minority languages. The focus of this unit is to raise your students’ awareness of linguistic diversity and how power and status can play a role in that. The aims of the activities in this unit are to broaden students’ understanding of language diversity and to encourage them to reflect on their own experiences regarding multilingualism. Students will also explore the situation of minority languages with regards to their protection and visibility. The exercises are designed to give students the possibility to examine questions from different points of view and to stimulate discussions.
To allow teachers of all subjects to incorporate our materials into their teaching, we have adapted several activities to include exercises that are also suitable for subjects other than English, such as biology or geography. The following documents include domain specific activities for all five units of this project. Download the domain specific teaching materials as a Word or PDF document.