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Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe
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Lango - contexts and challenges: intercultural competence and multilingualism in a changing Europe

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Outling the scope, context and challenges of the LANGO EU project. The project (Language on the Go) created a mobile platform for dfitally suported language learning in 4 lesser used languages (Greek, …

Outling the scope, context and challenges of the LANGO EU project. The project (Language on the Go) created a mobile platform for dfitally suported language learning in 4 lesser used languages (Greek, Bulgarian, Russian and Bulgarian). Paper presented at final project conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on 6 December 2013.

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  • 1. Dr. Alan Bruce Universal Learning Systems – Dublin Sofia, Bulgaria 6 December 2013
  • 2.  LANGO – designed to explore opportunities offered by new advanced information and communication technologies to encourage adult learners of less widely used and taught languages.  Interactive language learning approaches are combined with a strong intercultural component so that integrated advanced technological tools motivate language learning and give insights into culture, traditions and everyday habits.
  • 3.  Conceptual backgrounds on multilingualism  Contours of change  Interculturalism and the Other  Understanding diversity  Shaping required competencies  Engaging with inclusion - best practice  European added value in a time of crisis
  • 4.  Globalization process and impact  Labor market and work innovation, competitiveness, adaptability  Paradigms of inclusion equality and diversity  Standards, skill, quality and transferability learning and development in unequal environments
  • 5.  Seismic shift in human relationships  Competitive pressures  New forms of work organization  New diversities  Instant, multidimensional communications  Advanced learning: from mobiles to MOOCs  Quality standards
  • 6. Patterns of constant change  Permanent migration mobility  Identity and threat: where are we?  Demographic time-bombs  Knowledge, innovation and democratic deficits  Minorities and inclusion 
  • 7.  Interaction  Empathy  Communication  Knowledge and shared insights  Removal of prejudice  Linked themes: gender, power, work, values
  • 8.  Permit exchange  Greater knowledge  Presumed growth in tolerance, acceptance, non-discrimination  Enhanced learning
  • 9. Vladimir Spidla (9.6.08)  Promoting tolerance not enough  Racism requires policies on diversity, laws, anti-discrimination measures  Ongoing issues around cost implications, ambiguities, resistance, rights
  • 10. • • • • Intercultural learning - integral part of language learning and needs greater attention. European migration patterns increase number of people required to learn and speak another language. Overcoming cultural differences, misunderstanding and disengagement key components of communicative competence. LANGO integrates cultural knowledge with language learning to develop mutual accommodation in multicultural societies.
  • 11.  Mutual interaction or structured exclusion?  Linkage to realities or past models?  Shared memories or shared hatreds?  Integration or exclusion?  Access to learning  Using advanced technologies  Mobile learning
  • 12.  Abandoning  Arriving  Applying  Adapting
  • 13.  Integrating in civil society  Paramount importance of labor market  Citizenship  Language competence  Multi-agency partnerships
  • 14.  Managing diversity - principles involved  Avoiding conflict  Achieving integration  Reinventing schooling  Developing innovative learning  Deriving mutual benefit
  • 15.  Interculturalism training  Mentoring: diversity champions  Researched best practice: reviewed  Linguistic skills  Comfort with difference: trust  Contact and observational listening
  • 16. Valued linguistic diversity  Community empowerment  Mutual benefit  ICT-transformed schooling  Added value  Mobile learning  Shared learning  Multilingual futures  EU funding and support – 2014 and beyond 
  • 17. Challenging norms - what is our Europe?  Challenging stereotypes  Talent, competence and communicative empathy  Engagement with difference  Embedded vision  Recognition - seeing the Other seeing ourselves 
  • 18. Dr Alan Bruce ULS Dublin abruce@ulsystems.com

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