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Creating multilingual resources

7. Creating Multilingual Resources

Multilingual resources allow teachers to make the best of all the languages that students bring along with them into class. Through multilingual resources, communities and schools can be connected in diverse and creative ways. We will show the following resources:

1. Multilingual children’s books

2. Multilingual school dictionary

These resources were developed through the collaboration between researchers, educators and communities with the aim to bring forward the life experiences of our students and allow for all their languages to have space within the learning process.

All of the proposed multilingual initiatives aim to develop critical multiliteracies (Cope & Kalantzis, 2000) for the benefit of all those involved.