Innovative Language Teaching in a Bilingual Country

There are many countries in the EU whereby there are multiple languages spoken on a daily basis. Our focus for this project is a bilingual country – otherwise known as a country whereby two languages hold equal status, but that English remains the main spoken language. We expect around 24 teachers and at least one expert language advisor from our 3 regions to take part in the project (Ireland, Spain and Wales). This project will begin by researching the current methods of dual language teaching before collaborating to produce guidelines on how to fully integrate a simultaneous approach to bilingualism. It will trial these materials and look at impact on the foreign language being taught.

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