The FORTHEM Alliance’s Multilingualism in School and Higher Education Lab organized three output planning meetings to chart future outputs of the Lab. The meetings were very fruitful and multiple outputs are now going ahead.

The Multilingualism in School and Higher Education Lab began the planning of its outputs with three output planning meetings on 23, 25 and 30 June. The outputs follow several topics, including genres and multimodal meaning-making in higher education, implementing EMI programs, the inclusion of immigrant and minority languages in education, and the utilization of online chatbots and easy languages to facilitate smoother interaction both in the FORTHEM Alliance and beyond. Concrete outputs that the Lab will develop on these topics include webinars on theoretical considerations that are the basis of planning chatbots and study easy languages, a summer school about multilingual learners (in collaboration with Diversity and Migration Lab), the development of learning materials and resource banks, a course on multilingual learning environments, and a citizen science project with associated partner schools of the Alliance.

The outputs extend beyond the Alliance into pressing issues of the European society at large, and we invite interested people – students, staff, or external partners – to join our teams to contribute to the outputs. Interested candidates can contact Alliance-level Lab Contact Person Tamás Péter Szabó (tamas.p.szabo@jyu.fi) to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

You can find more information about the meetings in a recent blog post.

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