Teaching Language in multilingual and multicultural environments

Course Information
TitleΔιδακτική των Γλωσσών σε πολύγλωσσα και πολυπολιτισμικά περιβάλλοντα / Teaching Language in multilingual and multicultural environments
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600012608

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to: (a) review and explore relevant literature, (b)design and conduct action research, and (c) write assignments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The postgraduate students participating in this seminar will study the relevant literature and documents as well as research on issues chosen by them which relate to teaching approaches the foreign language in multilingual and multicultural environments. In this way, the following threefold objective will be met: a) they will become acquainted with and systematically explore basic concepts and theories in relation to teaching approaches the foreign language, b) they will acquire/update/gain insight into knowledge and competences as educational researchers and c) they will successfully combine theory and practice aiming both at their personal awareness and development and at the improvement of the educational context. The seminar participants will work autonomously with means of a portfolio and can, if they wish and it is feasible, combine their research with school placement.
Foreign language teaching, multilingual and multicultural environments
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment502
Written assigments702.8
Student Assessment
Presentations throughout the seminar and final written research-based essay.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
ΞAnciaux, F., Forissier, T. et Prudent, L.F. (2013). Contextualisations didactiques. Approches théoriques. Paris : L’Harmattan. Causa, M. (2012). Formation initiale et profils d’enseignants de langues: enjeux et questionnements. Bruxelles : De Boeck. De Angelis G. & Dewaele, J.-M. (eds) (2011): New trends in Crosslinguistic Influence and Multilingualism Research. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Debono, M. et Pierozak, I. (2015). Enjeux et limites de la contextualisation en didactique diversitaire des langues-cultures. Réflexions en lien avec le projet Diffodia. Les cahiers de l’ACEDLE, 12(1), 23-53. Disponible en ligne sur : http://acedle.org/old/IMG/pdf/3__M_Debono_et_I_Pierozak. Kramsch, C. (2009). The multilingual subject: What foreign language learners say about their experience and why it matters. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Sensevy, G. (2011). Le sens du savoir. Éléments pour une théorie de l’action conjointe en didactique. Bruxelles : De Boeck.
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