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European Network of Teacher Training Institutes (ENTTI) meeting

Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning will organise a European Network of Teacher Training Institutes (ENTTI) meeting on 2-4 June 2009 in Leeuwarden, capital of Fryslân.

Currently the network contains of a Welsh teacher training institute, several Basque teacher training institutes and two Frisian teacher training institutes. In June some new participants from Estonia, Sweden and Catalonia will join the network. Mercator European Research Centre and the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) are still busy finding new participants from regions with a minority language. The NPLD will cover all travel and accommodation costs of the new participants.

The topics which will be discussed are Integral Language learning, Dealing with varying linguistic backgrounds in the classroom and Student’s linguistic development.

The participants will also visit some primary schools in Fryslân: trilingual primary schools and other interesting schools. Main aim of the meeting is to exchange knowledge and experience and to prepare a future cooperation in a bigger project which will be submitted for EU funding.

For further details and information you can contact Ms. Sieta de Vries on the following email address: sdevries(a)fryske-akademy.nl.