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WELCOME TO MULTILINGUALISM AT WORK

We are an Erasmus+ Partnership developing tools for International Talents, Mismatched Language Skills
and Workplace Communication

Diversifying societies, monolingual mindsets

In present-day Europe many countries rely on international job seekers to alleviate shortages of workers and other demographic challenges. This said, integration barriers limit the potential of migration. For example, non-native speakers have a hard time finding certain jobs, even when they are otherwise qualified.

Mission and Impact

We believe that a diverse workplace needs more than one language, whatever that language is. The project adapts pedagogical translanguaging to the workplace. Focusing on education as a workplace, we design 5 case studies to find practices supporting linguistic cohesion and challenging the culture of nativespeakerism. The project thus promotes the principles of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DEI) in the education sector.

PLANNED RESULTS

We will run four case studies to produce the following results

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RESEARCH PAPER

to better understand linguistic insecurity in a multilingual workplace, and see how to alleviate it with translanguaging

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CAREER GUIDANCE TOOLKIT

with tested practices to highlight the skills of international job seekers

Game Strategy Plan

TRANSLANGUAGING HANDBOOK

to help decision makers better understand the translanguaging approach in education

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ONLINE COURSE

a resource to showcase translanguaging as a learnable skill

PROJECT PARTNERS

We are five teams of professionals from four European countries. Our team includes teachers, researchers, career guidance counsellors and artists. We specialize in the education industry.

KARELIAN INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND

Coordinator
Founded in 1971, the Karelian Institute engages in multidisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences. We support postgraduate and undergraduate study programs. We specialise in: Regional and Rural Studies, Ethnicity and Culture, and Borders and Russia. 

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Lang@Work Partnership has received funding from the Erasmus+ Program under Grant Agreement number
2021-1-FI01-KA220-ADU-000027045.

The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Lang@Work Partnership and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

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