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					Multilingualism

  Work Group 2
             Topics discussed:
•   Institutional language policy & problems
•   Student exchanges
•   Internationalisation at home
•   Early language training – „immersion classes”
•   Examples from: BE, ES , GR, IT, LT, PL, UK
           Keywords:

• attitudes
• motivation
                  Problems:
• Top-down language policy vs. bottom-up
  stimulation of students’ interests
• Dominant role of English
• „Open” and „closed” people/communities
• Language preparation for exchanges
  – home institution (preferred)
  – host institution (if no possibilities at home
    institution)
         Recommendations
• Necessity of institutional language policy
  – To work on attitudes
  – Involvement of students associations,
    incoming mobility students…
  – To get faculty members on our side
  – Intelligent and accessible information
• Money important
• To re-think Bologna process

				
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