Department of Education

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LANGUAGES: Comparing language use and instruction across contexts

LANGUAGES aims to systematically conduct comparative European classroom studies (in Norway, France and the UK) to gain new insights into current language instruction and promising initiatives, as well as possible solutions to problems with classroom interaction, inclusion and identity, in order to provide quality education for future multilingual, global citizens.

LANGUAGES aims to:

(a) advance our knowledge about the consequences of how language policy affects practice,

(b) develop new and much sought after knowledge about how teachers enact language instruction in everyday classroom practices across subjects and contexts,

(c) examine the effect teaching practices have on students’ language use and multilingual identities, and

(d) identify teachers’ and students’ perspectives on practices that are both promising and challenging to suggest implications for future language policy and practice.

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