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Spotlight 2020

Bilingual Education

In today’s multilingual and multicultural world, monolingualism is more or less becoming the exception. Bilingual education helps students to understand and experience other languages and cultures, and therefore plays a key role in advancing mutual tolerance. This Spotlight highlights creative solutions that enable schools all over the world to promote and foster bilingualism by encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and awareness.
In partnership with Svenska Kulturfonden

Encouraging Bilingualism in Education

Few educational challenges have become as globally important as bilingualism. Globalisation and technological advancements are blurring the lines between linguistic and cultural communities. Today, over half of the world’s population is, to some degree, bilingual. Moreover, the manifold benefits of being bilingual are increasingly recognised as essential practical, social and emotional skills needed in the 21st century.

In order to truly prepare students for our global world, it is important to call more attention to innovative pedagogical practises that inspire children from all types of language backgrounds to acquire a second or third language.

The HundrED Spotlight on Bilingual Education partners with the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, which works for an enhanced understanding of the value of living in an official bilingual country (Finnish and Swedish).

The purpose of this Spotlight is to discover some of the world’s brightest innovations that focus on bilingual education. The selected innovations will be published in the spring of 2020.