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Multilingual Amsterdam - Education #2

  • Pakhuis de Zwijger 179 Piet Heinkade Amsterdam, NH, 1019 HC Netherlands (map)

Amsterdam counts as many as 180 different nationalities. Over half of school kids in Amsterdam speak one or more languages other than Dutch. Sometimes over 10 different languages prevail in just one classroom. How do we manage multilingualism in education? Multiple studies show that children learn faster and better when taught in their native language. They achieve better results and don’t fall behind throughout the year. Nonetheless, policymakers, educators and even parents resist curricula that enable multilingualism in the classroom. This second edition of Multilingual Amsterdam will focus on emotions in the discussion on multilingualism in education. With Ellen-Rose Kambel, Glenn Helberg, Maria Stock, Rasit Elibol, Jakhini Bisselink, Simion Blom, Valeria Pierdominici and Elma Blom.

Earlier Event: July 18
Multilingual Amsterdam - Education #1
Later Event: November 23
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