"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. 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.