In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
Interdisciplinary approaches to current challenges of teaching and education in multilingual settings. Is multilingualism a profit or a problem for the area of education? Interdisciplinary aspects of multilingualism in teacher education are highlighted and discussed for primary, secondary and tertiary areas (kindergarten, school, university and adult education). Plenaries and lectures are mixed with workshops. Main language of the conference is German.