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Project aims

The project “One school, many languages” was founded in 2012. The project aims to:

  • promote the perception of diversity as an enrichment;
  • increase language awareness of pupils and teachers;
  • establish multilingualism as an educational goal.

The linguistic heterogeneity that can be found in every type of school and at every level is seen as potential for collaborative and reciprocal learning, and as a basis for developing further existing school and lesson concepts.


A 3-year long study on languages competences at South Tyrolian middle schools


Scientific articles and other contributions from the Institute for Applied Linguistics

Project Team

Find out more about past and present members of the SMS project team

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