In a world of globalisation, people who do not share the same language meet more often every day. Being able to deal with these multilingual practices in an effective way can give you an advantage in your daily life and work.
The challenges and opportunities that we will speak of will be recognisable for learners. The course will also introduce you to real multilingual families who will share their personal experiences with their multilingual situations with you. The issues arising from the individual situations of our families will then be looked at from a scientific perspective.
This course is aimed at a wide range of people with an interest in multilingualism such as migrants, linguistics and language students, teachers, language policy makers, professionals who are working in a multilingual environment or parents, who are considering to raise their children multilingually.
It may also be an interesting addition for learners who participated in University of Southampton’s course on Understanding Language.
However, no prior knowledge is required to take part in the course and we welcome anyone who is curious to know more about multilingual practices.
Nanna H Hilton and Joana Duarte