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Conference EMPOWERING MULTILINGUAL FAMILIES

2017.10.14

TALKING ABOUT LANGUAGE AND EMOTIONS AT HOME. EMPOWERING MULTILINGUAL FAMILIES

We are pleased to present to you our conference in the framework of the European project TALES@home

CONTENT

At this conference the results of the European Erasmus+ project TALES@home will be presented. For about two years, 7 European partners developed a digital tool in close collaboration with multilingual families.

Members of multilingual families sometimes struggle with the multilingual context they live in. They harbour negative feelings towards one or some of the languages spoken at home or in society. This affects their well-being and language learning abilities. TALES@home aims to support multilingual families by creating an open atmosphere in which decisions on language maintenance/shifts are considered and become debatable. The tool wants to foster mutual understanding between generations, so that families are able to deal with negative attitudes and might reinforce a more positive approach.

Further information: Hilde.desmedt@foyer.be
Project website: www.talesathome.eu   

PROGRAMME

  • 12:00-13:00 Welcome! (Light lunch on request)
  • 13:00 short presentation of the project + programme
  • 13:30 Mina Kheirkhah  (Sweden) - Heritage Language Maintenance in Multilingual Families: Children’s Role in Language Socialization
  • 14:15 University of Palermo: TALES@home – Summary of Research on Multilingual Families
  • 14:35 EURAC Bolzano: TALES@home – Summary of Research Professionals
  • 15:00 Double Helix Resources London: Reflections about Family History and Identity
  • 15:20 Soros International House (Vilnius) and Foyer vzw (Brussels):  TALES@home – Presentation of the Tool 
  • 16:00 What’s Next and Closure
  • 16:30 End

HOW TO REACH THE CONFERENCE

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Metro: Graaf van Vlaanderen / Comte de Flandre (line 1 and 5) or Ribaucourt (line 2 and 6)

Travelling by car: parking is rare!