Ulrike Haslinger, Austrian Centre for Language Competence , Graz: “ Convergences between modern/foreign languages; curricula in Austria”. An initiative of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. Our main areas of activity:. 1) International and national language policy work
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An initiative of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
1) International and national language policy work
2) Development of didactical materials
3) Networking and action programmes
I. Official language: German (88,6 %)
II. Six officially recognised minoritiylanguages/autochthonous minorities;since 1955 (1,5 %)
- Slovene in Carinthia and Styria;
- Croatian, Hungarian and Romani in Burgenland
- Czech, Slovak and Hungarian in Vienna
III. Since 2005: Austrian Sign Language (not included in 2001 Consensus/ used to be classified as German speakers)
IV. Other migrant languages(9,9 %)(e.g. Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Turkish)
Carinthia (Kärnten) 2
Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) 3
Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) 4
Styria (Steiermark) 6
Tyrol (Tirol) 7
Vienna (Wien) 9
EDUCATION PRINCIPLES embrace
Important features of language teaching in the classroom
Plurilingual & intercultural education
In doing so, MC isfocussing on
LowerSecondarylevel (Year 7 and 8)
Studentsacquire an understandingformultilingualism in Europe & in theworld.
Teacherprovidesauthenticgraphics, maps, picturesandtexts in severallanguagestoworkwith. Studentsreceivevariousindividualisedtasksandfeedback.
Awarenessofanddealingwithlinguisticvariety. Aims: studentsareawareofswitchingbetweenlanguages (incl. switching code-switching, switchingbetweendialectandstandardlanguage, switchingbetweenyouthlanguageand adult language, oral andwrittenlanguage).
Implementation of MC: