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In order to explore and promote multilingualism in South Tyrol’s middle schools, the SMS team collaborated with students, teachers and headmasters in a longitudinal study from 2015 to 2018.  The questions asked in relation to the study were:

How do multilingual competences develop in pupils? How can multilingualism be promoted in everyday school life? And which institutional processes and structures promote or hinder multilingual teaching concepts?

The final report presents the study and contains answers to these and other exciting questions

From 2012 until 2018, we at Eurac research carried out a special project in collaboration with the German, Italian and Ladin Bildungsressorts (education boards). That project was one School, many languages (SMS)!

Over these 7 years we have gathered ideas, collected data, discussed concepts and created didactic materials. We have run teacher-training sessions and workshops for school students, and provided advice and monitoring for schools.

Behind each and every one of these activities was our core scientifically-proven principle: linguistic diversity is a valuable resource, and should therefore be supported and developed!

The project report provides a brief insight into the research project and gives an overview of the didactic materials and educational activities that we have created. We hope to inspire new ideas and spread our enthusiasm for the many languages in our schools. Please take a look!

-SMS project team

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