SMS

One School, Many Languages

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  • Project duration: December 2011 - December 2018
  • Project status:
    Finished

How is the potential of multilingualism perceived and exploited in South Tyrolean schools? How can schools go beyond their usual monolingual practice to better cope with the challenges of a multilingual and multicultural society?
The SMS initiative aims at assessing the degree of multilingualism present in South Tyrolean schools, as well as analysing how it is perceived and managed, both by the teaching staff and the pupils. The resulting data and analyses will be used to draft guidelines and produce supporting material for an adequate promotion of language competences in growingly heterogeneous school classes. Particular attention will be given to children whose native language differs from the language of instruction, as a means of fostering the linguistic and intercultural competences of all pupils (which might in future enhance their chances of success in further education and on the job market) . The main focus of the project consists in fostering language awareness and consciousness and at the same time establishing multilingualism as an educational target.

Publications
Plurilinguismo: nuovi scenari teorici e didattici
Zanasi L (2021)
Journal issue (editorship)
Lingua e Nuova Didattica - LEND
Diversità linguistica on tour: la mostra itinerante e interattiva del progetto “SMS - A lezione con più lingue”
Colombo S (2021)
Journal article
Lingua e Nuova Didattica - LEND
Workshop interattivi per esplorare la diversità linguistica (divertendosi)
Colombo S (2021)
Journal article
Lingua e Nuova Didattica - LEND
Practical tools for a pluralistic approach: "knowledge of" and "attitudes towards" multilingualism in the classroom
Colombo S, Barrett J, Engel D (2020)
Journal article
Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14832

Materiali didattici per insegnanti nell'ambito del progetto "A lezione con più lingue" SMS
Colombo S., Engel D., Reimelt J. (2019)
Teaching Material
Le lingue in Italia/ Sprachen in Italien
Colombo S (2019)
Teaching Material
Pregiudizi ricorrenti sugli alunni con background migratorio
Colombo S (2019)
Internet

More information: http://sms-project.eurac.edu/common-misconceptions-about-stu ...

Language diversity - in the world and in front of our doorstep (Workshop)
Colombo S, Engel D, Barrett J (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: The Big Picture| Repertori Linguistici – Mehrsprachigkeit mal anders | Bolzano/Bozen : 16.5.2019 - 17.5.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12307

Sprachenvielfalt in Europa
Colombo S, Barrett J (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Languages week at the Middle School C.Wolf (Meran) | Meran | 18.3.2019 - 22.3.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12352

Diversità linguistica in Italia
Colombo S, Barrett J (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Languages week at the Middle School C.Wolf (Meran) | Meran | 18.3.2019 - 22.3.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12422

„The game of languages“: language awareness in play for the future development of South Tyrolian schools
Colombo S, Barrett J, Engel D (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: International Conference on Bilingual Education | Cordoba | 12.11.2019 - 15.11.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15023

Plurilinguismo e diversità nelle scuole dell’Alto Adige
Abel A, Barrett J, Bergonzi V, Colombo S, Dalvit F, Diodoro O, Engel D, Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2019)
Internet

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS8FxxOTlAE

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15135

Diversità linguistica? Sì, ma come e quale?
Colombo S (2019)
Internet

More information: https://sms-project.eurac.edu/diversita-linguistica-si-ma-co ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15244

Mehrsprachigkeit und Diversität in Südtirols Schulen
Abel A, Barrett J, Bergonzi V, Colombo S, Dalvit F, Diodoro O, Engel D, Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2019)
Internet

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YXvMZkzhmI

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/16418

Multilingualism and diversity in South Tyrol´s schools
Abel A, Barrett J, Bergonzi V, Colombo S, Dalvit F, Diodoro O, Engel D, Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2019)
Internet

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83y1qoh2KSY

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/16419

Sprachenvielfalt in der Mittelschule: Ergebnisse einer Langzeitstudie zur Entwicklung mehrsprachiger Kompetenzen
Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Sprachenvielfalt macht Schule - Studienergebnisse | Bolzano | 27.11.2019 - 27.11.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14734

Communicative Competence in the Context of Increasing Diversity in South Tyrolean Schools
Engel D, Stopfner M (2019)
Contribution in book
International Research on Multilingualism: Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21380-0_5

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/11460

Projektbericht "Sprachenvielfalt macht Schule" 2012-2018
Relazione conclusiva del progetto “A lezione con più lingue” 2012-2018
Abel A, Barret J, Colombo S, Engel D, Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2019)
Bolzano / Bozen: Eurac
Report
Projektbericht „Sprachenvielfalt macht Schule“ Jänner – Dezember 2018 / Relazione interinale del progetto “A lezione con più lingue” Gennaio – Dicembre 2018
Abel A, Barret J, Colombo S, Engel D, Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2019)
Report
Sprachenvielfalt in der Mittelschule: Ergebnisse einer Langzeitstudie zur Entwicklung mehrsprachiger Kompetenzen
Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2019)
Bolzano: Eurac Research
Report
A lezione con più lingue (SMS): materiali didattici per insegnanti
Colombo S, Engel D, Reimelt J (2019)
Teaching Material

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/11293

Didactic materials to promote and manage the new multilingualism in increasingly diverse societies
Colombo S, Engel D, Barrett J (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Congresso AItLA 2019 | Cagliari | 21.2.2019 - 23.2.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12427

Materiale di supporto alla mostra itinerante "Plurilinguismo: dal mondo a casa nostra"
(2018)
Teaching Material
Projektbericht „Sprachenvielfalt macht Schule“ Jänner – Dezember 2017 / Relazione interinale del progetto “A lezione con più lingue” Gennaio – Dicembre 2017
Abel A, Barrett J, Colombo S, Engel D, Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2018)
Report
Promoting Multilingual Awareness in South Tyrol's schools: the success of a travelling exhibition on linguistic diversity
Colombo S (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 14th ALA Conference| towards language aware Citizenship | Amsterdam : 4.7.2018 - 7.7.2018

Rilevare, osservare, consultare: Metodi e strumenti per l’analisi del plurilinguismo nella scuola secondaria di primo grado
Zanasi L, Stopfner M (2018)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: IV Congresso DILLE “La didattica delle lingue nel nuovo millennio| le sfide dell’internazionalizzazione” | Venezia : 2.2.2017 - 4.2.2017

More information: http://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni/libri/978-88-6 ...

https://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-227-7/SR-13

Europas Sprachen und ihre Verwandtschaften
Stopfner M (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Eurac Research for Schools | | 23.1.2018 - 23.1.2018

Europas Sprachen und ihre Verwandtschaften
Stopfner M (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Eurac Research for Schools | Bolzano | 25.1.2018 - 25.1.2018

Fokus Nachhaltigkeit
Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 5. Workshop für Lehrkräfte der Studie Sprachkompetenzen (SMS) | Bolzano | 11.4.2018 - 11.4.2018

Sprachstandserhebung in mehrsprachigen Klassen
Stopfner M (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Pädagogischer Tag des Schulsprengels Bozen-Europa | Bolzano | 6.11.2017 - 6.11.2017

Empowering families: Introducing an app for talking about languages and emotions at home
Engel D, Colombo S, Stopfner M, de Smedt H (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ELE 2018 | Stockholm | 18.6.2018 - 20.6.2018

Neue Formen der Mehrsprachigkeit in Südtirol
Colombo S, Stopfner M (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Ringvorlesung Umgang mit Vielfalt| Heterogenität in der Schule | Regensburg : 6.2.2018 - 6.2.2018

Language policy of plurilingual families in South Tyrol and the question of identity
Colombo S, Stopfner M (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 4th LRI Workshop for young academics "Language Policy - Language Use - Language Standard" | Meran | 7.6.2018 - 8.6.2018

One school, many languages: Unlocking the potential of multilingual realities in class
Engel D, Stopfner M, Abel A, Barrett J, Colombo S, Zanasi L (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ECER 2018 | Bolzano | 4.9.2018 - 7.9.2018

Supporting materials for the exhibition “Languages: on our doorstep and around the world”
Barrett J, Colombo S, Engel D, Frankenfeld C (2018)
Teaching Material
Rilevare, osservare, consultare. Metodi e strumenti per l’analisi del plurilinguismo nella scuola secondaria di primo grado
Zanasi L, Stopfner M (2017)
Venice
Presentation/Speech

Conference: IV Congresso DILLE “La didattica delle lingue nel nuovo millennio| le sfide dell’internazionalizzazione” | Venezia : 2.2.2017 - 4.2.2017

Schwierige Familienverhältnisse? Europas Sprachen und ihre Verwandtschaften
Stopfner M (2017)
Bolzano/Bozen
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Workshop for EURAC Junior | Bolzano / Bozen | 14.2.2017 - 14.2.2017

Schwierige Familienverhältnisse? Europas Sprachen und ihre Verwandtschaften
Stopfner M (2017)
Bolzano/Bozen
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Workshop for EURAC Junior | Bolzano / Bozen | 28.3.2017 - 28.3.2017

Schwierige Familienverhältnisse? Europas Sprachen und ihre Verwandtschaften
Stopfner M (2017)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Workshop for Eurac Junior | Bolzano | 17.5.2017 - 17.5.2017

Sprachstandsdiagnostik in mehrsprachigen Klassen - Rilevare le competenze linguistiche in classi plurilingui
Stopfner M, Zanasi L (2017)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Multiblickweek 2 - Diversitätsbewusste Bildung, interkultureller Dialog, Sprachbildung, Mehrsprachigkeit | Bolzano | 20.11.2017 - 24.11.2017

New Forms of Pluri- and Multilingualism in Bavaria and South Tyrol
Ritter A, Stopfner M (2017)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Language Education across Borders | Graz | 8.12.2017 - 10.12.2017

Sprachenvielfalt macht Schule: ein Südtiroler Kooperationsprojekt zur Förderung von Mehrsprachigkeit im Schulalltag
Stopfner M (2016)
Presentation/Speech

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/13928

Capturing communicative competence in the context of increasing diversity in South Tyrolean schools
Stopfner M (2016)
Presentation/Speech

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/13859

Hallo! Ciao! Hello! Hoi! Bok! - Communicative competence in the context of increasing diversity in South Tyrolean schools
Stopfner M, Engel D (2016)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 10th International Conference on Multilingualism and Third Language Acquisition | Wien | 1.9.2016 - 3.9.2016

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/13856

MERLIN: die mehrsprachige Plattform für die europäischen Referenzniveaus: Ansätze und Einsatzmöglichkeiten
Abel A, Stopfner M (2016)
RegensburgDA - 2016/06//
Presentation/Speech
Mehrsprachigkeit gestern, heute und morgen
Colombo S, Stopfner M (2016)
Presentation/Speech
Schwierige Familienverhältnisse? Europas Sprachen und ihre Verwandtschaften
Colombo S, Stopfner M (2016)
Bolzano/Bozen
Presentation/Speech
Schwierige Familienverhältnisse? Europas Sprachen und ihre Verwandtschaften
Colombo S, Stopfner M (2016)
Bolzano/Bozen
Presentation/Speech
Il progetto 'A lezione con più lingue': nuovi impulsi per una didattica plurilingue in Alto Adige
Zanasi L, Engel D, Colombo S, Abel A (2015)
Valletta
Presentation/Speech

Conference: XLIX Congresso internazionale di studi della SLI, Workshop GISCEL|"Temi e ricerche di didattica della lingua nell'Italia plurilingue" | Valletta : 24.9.2015 - 26.9.2015

Il progetto “A lezione con più lingue”: nuovi impulsi per una didattica plurilingue in Alto Adige
Zanasi L, Colombo S, Engel D (2015)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: XLIX Congresso internazionale di studi della SLI, Workshop GISCEL|"Temi e ricerche di didattica della lingua nell'Italia plurilingue" | Valletta : 24.9.2015 - 26.9.2015

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Autonome Provinz Bozen Südtirol, Ladinische Kultur und ladinisches Schulamt
Autonome Provinz Bozen Südtirol, Abteilung Deutsches Schulamt
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