REFLESS project top-level conference: Michael Kelly, EU language policy

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  • REFLESS project top-level conference: Michael Kelly, EU language policy

    1. 1. EU language policy: Challenges for the future Michael Kelly Belgrade, 11 July 2011
    2. 2. The Importance of Languages
    3. 3. The value of languages <ul><ul><li>For Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to external markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The value of languages <ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage social cohesion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal mobility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The value of languages <ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exercising citizenship </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The value of languages <ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity, enrichment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal growth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wider horizons </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Challenges to language policy
    8. 8. Existing European policy <ul><ul><li>Mother tongue plus two </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>language of international communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>personal adoptive language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve quality of teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase motivation of learners </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. New context <ul><ul><li>Economic crisis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transnational flows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic hyperdiversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relations between languages and cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges to multilingualism </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. New opportunities <ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language learning strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercultural learning </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. New pedagogical approaches <ul><ul><li>Beyond the native speaker model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative language awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognate language learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal intercomprehension and languaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercultural awareness </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Universities working with policy makers
    13. 13. Define clear priorities for languages <ul><ul><li>KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A small number of key priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High level objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide involvement </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Engaging with policy makers <ul><ul><li>Get to know the policy makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ministers, civil servants, politicians, representative bodies, think tanks, business leaders, media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite key people to high profile events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify champions and influencers </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Dialogue with policy makers <ul><ul><li>Identify the government’s concerns and priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the language of policy-makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present clear solutions to problems they recognise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your message through many voices </li></ul></ul>

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