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Multilingualism: Its open and hidden agendas
Multilingualism: Its open and hidden agendas

Author(s): Hanna Komorowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Kalisz
Keywords: European language polic; multilingualism; plurilingualism; second language teaching; multilingual teacher; language learning; assessment

Summary/Abstract: The author analyses tendencies presented in recently launched EU reports claming that newly published data reveal a need to rethink approaches to individual and social multilingualism. In the first part of of the article approaches to individual as well as to societal multilingualism are discussed from the historical perspective. In the second part meaning ascribed to the promotion of multilingualism are analysed from the language perspective together with the use made of them in the field of social and political activity. Promoting multilingualism is then looked at from the perspectives of the learner and the teacher. Implications are finally sought for teaching, learning and assessment in language educaton.

  • Issue Year: III/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 463-482
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English