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Learn more about multilingual resources

7.B. Explore it!

7.B.1. Multilingual children’s books

You can further explore theories and ideas concerning the importance of bringing bilingual students’ perspectives into class for the benefit of all students in the following papers:


Cummins, J. (2000) Language, Power and Pedagogy. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Tsokalidou, R. (2005) Raising bilingual awareness in Greek primary schools. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 8, 1, 48-61.

7.B.2. Multilingual Classroom Dictionary

Here are some links for other initiatives that help promote the communication of communities and schools which may give you ideas and allow you to be daring and creative with all the languages that are present in your contexts.

http://www.ukdataexplorer.com/european-translator/

(A site that can provide words in many languages)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW4Vh_HXatY&list=UUXswq64gxdCShY4j8-MWfJw

(A project promoting bilingualism in young ages and the involvement of parents from Australia)

http://www.racismnoway.com.au/

(A site with a lot of information and educational material aimed to sensitize students and educators on issues concerning immigrants and refugees. Although it is based on the Australian context, a lot of the material can be used or easily adapted for other contexts)