Multilingualism in Schools in Catalonia with Prof. Comajoan-Colomé

This lecture will review the current situation of multilingualism in schools in Catalonia taking into account recent developments in four aspects: 1) demographics of Catalonia and the school population, 2) language competence achieved by students, 3) language ideology of agents involved in schools, and 4) teaching methodologies related to bilingual education. The developments will be analyzed examining data from recent research projects.

Llorenç Comajoan-Colomé (Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington) is Associate Professor at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, where he teaches in the Department of Language and Literature Teaching at the School of Education, Translation and Humanities. He coordinates the Research Group on Education, Language, and Literature and the M.A. Program on Teaching Catalan as a First and Second Language. He is a member of the Research Centre for Sociolinguistics and Communication at Universitat de Barcelona. His research interests are educational sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and language teaching.

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