VALUE is a project for supporting schools improve their educational processes and outcomes, through the use of multilingual practices. It is funded by the European Commission and it will be completed in 2017. VALUE offers a toolkit and resources for adding value to multilingualism in formal education.
Specifically, VALUE will provide learners in schools with tools and methods to use both the language of instructions and the language of origin at different levels of competences. The methodologies, tools and practices (innovative interactive teaching techniques, ICT, digital storytelling) will be incorporated in schools’ programmes to improve access and quality of education in relation to the diversity in schools. The open, interactive platform will be available to a wide range of organisations across the EU to embed and use.
The project will produce an online curriculum to support multilingualism in schools. The online materials will be available to all educators to use in their teaching practices. Partners are currently working on creating the curriculum. For that, there are several partner meetings, face-to-face and online, to make sure that all educational needs are covered.