Conference: Shifting Linguistic Landscapes

A new terrain for multilingual and transcultural pedagogies The University of Calgary organises an on-line conference on linguistic landscapes and equitable pedagogies on the 26th April. Registration is free but mandatory. https://werklund.ucalgary.ca/shifting-linguistic-landscapes/conference-agenda The LoCALL project will be presented by S. Melo-Pfeifer, who is giving the talk “Linguistic landscapes in the foreign language classroom: A pathwayContinue reading “Conference: Shifting Linguistic Landscapes”

Ûndersyk LoCALL projekt

Lokale taallânskippen, dêr docht it Erasmus+ projekt LoCALL ûndersyk nei. It giet dan net allinnich om hokker talen der sichtber binne yn de iepenbiere romte en hoe’t dy wjerjûn wurde, mar ek om it sichtber ynsetten fan dizze talen yn it taalûnderwiis. Dosinten hawwe hieltyd faker te krijen mei in superferskaat oan talen yn harContinue reading “Ûndersyk LoCALL projekt”

Bodø, linguistic landscapes in the Arctic, by Nayr Ibrahim

Not so long ago Bodø did not exist in my world. Anything above the Arctic Circle was a cold, dark, inhospitable place in a National Geographic documentary. Bodø is now my home. The capital of Nordland county and the second largest city in Northern Norway, Bodø was recently given the unique honour of becoming theContinue reading “Bodø, linguistic landscapes in the Arctic, by Nayr Ibrahim”

A retrospective: 2nd Online Training Week of the project LoCALL

Between the 18th and 22nd of January 2021, an online training week took place, within the Erasmus+ LoCALL project – Locall Linguistic Landscapes for Global Language Education in the School Context. The training week consisted of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, using Google Classroom and other platforms and tools (Padlet, Perusall, zoom,…). Among the activities developed,Continue reading “A retrospective: 2nd Online Training Week of the project LoCALL”

Portuguese in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, by Gláucia V. Silva

Walking around in parts of New Bedford and Fall River, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, one would be forgiven for thinking that this is a Portuguese speaking region. Except that it is: one can easily order a meal at Antonio’s in New Bedford or at Portas da Cidade in Fall River, and even negotiateContinue reading “Portuguese in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, by Gláucia V. Silva”

Was kann man auf der Straße über Sprachen lernen? LoCALL goes to school

In der Woche vom 18.-22.01.2021 stellen Lisa Marie Brinkmann und Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer Linguistic Landscapes im Rahmen von LoCALL bei der Veranstaltung “Wir wollen’s wissen” vor. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Schulen, die den Kontakt zur Wissenschaft suchen. In unserem Fall werden wir Linguistic Landscapes in drei verschiedenen Klassen (Philosophie, Spanisch und Deutsch) vorstellen und mitContinue reading “Was kann man auf der Straße über Sprachen lernen? LoCALL goes to school”

LoCALL: Online training week (18 – 22 January, 2021). Full program available now

18-22 January 2021| Google Classroom and Zoom Between the 18th and 22nd January 2021, the second online training week of the LoCALL project will take place. Registration is free but mandatory through this link until the 10th January 2021. Check the full program and recommendations here.

Cool guy – or Linguistic landscapes in Japan / 「冷奴」あるいは日本の言語景観, by Mayo Oyama

Japan, a country slightly larger in area than the U.K, is considerably longer: It stretches for more than 3,000km Northwest to Southeast. If you were to overlay Japan on a map of Europe, tip-to-tip it would reach from Spain to Norway. Yet the only widely-spoken common language in the country is Japanese. Almost every JapaneseContinue reading “Cool guy – or Linguistic landscapes in Japan / 「冷奴」あるいは日本の言語景観, by Mayo Oyama”

LoCALL: second Online Training Week

18-22 January 2021| Google Classroom and Zoom Between the 18th and 22nd January 2021, the second online training week of the LoCALL project will take place. This time around, the training week will be organized by the University of Aveiro’s project team and will include webinars, virtual visits to museums, games, video and postcard creation,Continue reading “LoCALL: second Online Training Week”