The main goal of the project is to determine which factors support and which hinder the creation of a supportive learning environment for the development of plurilingualism in the Slovenian school context. Based on data from target analyses and identified variables, guidelines will be developed to help create a plurilingualism-friendly educational environment. Educational institutions which participate in the project and help to promote and develop a successful plurilingualism-friendly learning environment will gain a special language pass.
By introducing intercultural aspects in linguistic and non-linguistic subjects, learners will be taught to recognise and consciously accept various linguistic and cultural realities. This will enable them to avoid breakdowns and misunderstandings in intercultural communication and develop critical cultural awareness. In addition, learners will be encouraged to continuously explore the changing reality in their society and respond to it without unnecessary stereotypes and prejudices.
With its modern and innovative web portal, the project’s long-term goal is to overcome the distinction between linguistic and non-linguistic subjects by promoting plurilingualism and developing digital competences to connect different subject areas with all the languages present in the Slovenian environment. Furthermore, the project aims to reach beyond the educational context into local communities and thus give meaning to both subject content and competence development.
The project pays particular attention to the less widespread or in our educational environment the lesser taught languages, the languages of immigrants and languages towards which the school policy has been less favourable in recent decades (Latin, Greek).