Doing Policy Experimentation During a Global Crisis

After ten months of planning, piloting and training, the Listiac fieldwork officially started in January 2020. Little did we know then that the data collection was about to become much more complicated than expected. Although the schools have been closed in all of the partnership countries and parts of the partnership have been in lockdown …

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Meet the Portuguese Listiac partner

Algarve, the southernmost region of continental Portugal, has a population which derives from the successive population mobilities that have taken place throughout history. Nowadays, the linguistic landscape is a mix of languages, cultures, and identities.  Since the end of the 1960s, especially since the emergence of tourism, people from all over northern Europe, initially, have …

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Common misconception #1: Good teaching for native speakers is good teaching for non-native learners

Good teaching – one that provides learners with ultimate learning experience – is naturally appreciated by all students. Nevertheless, non-native learners may have very different linguistic and cultural characteristics and needs, which “plain” good teaching fails to accommodate. This is why we need linguistically sensitive teachers. Not all learners learn the language of schooling in …

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Answer our survey!

Are you a teacher educator, an in-service teacher or a student teacher in Europe? We would like to hear your thoughts on linguistically sensitive teaching! The Listiac online survey, targetting teacher educators, in-service teachers and teachers-to-be, is now live. The survey (available in eleven languages) is one of six research instruments used in the project. …

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Ready to take off! – The Listiac Research Team

The Listiac research team is composed by five energetic and hard-working people belonging to quite distinct contexts and realities: Mari Bergroth (Finland), Sven Sierens (Belgium), Uxue Díez-Guiral (Basque Country), Julia Llompart (Catalonia) and Nathalie Pepiot (France). Every Thursday, the researchers (and the occasional cat) meet via Zoom (a skype-like platform) for at least an hour …

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