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Mnohojazyčnost v české škole: učení a vyučování němčiny po angličtině

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Project Period
1/2011 - 12/2013
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Education
european concept of multilingualism, German as second foreign language, survey of the status quo, learning strategies, teaching strategies, interference, development of quality in language teaching

One of the key objectives of the current European and national language education is multilingualism,
that is the ability to speak at least two foreign languages in addition to the mother tongue. This situation
makes new demands on the professional competence of foreign language teachers who implement the
concept of multilingualism in educational practice. The proposed project aims to provide a diversified
and deeper insight into the theory and practice of multilingualism on the theoretical and empirical level
using the example of teaching German as a second foreign language after English in the sociocultural and
language environment of Czech schools. Research surveys will be carried out combining qualitative and
quantitative methods, theoretical and empirical research in pedagogy and psycholinguistics.


The results of the research project were published by means of: (1) the monographs with multiple authors that are written in German with English and Czech prefaces and resumes of each chapter: the first one Sorger, Brigitte , Janíková, Věra (eds.) Mehrsprachigkeit in Tschechischen der Republik am Beispiel Deutsch nach Englisch. Brno: Tribun EU. ISBN 978-80-263-0203-2), and the second one Sorger, Brigitte, Káňa, Tomáš, Janíková, Věra, Reitbrecht, Sandra, Brychová, Alice (2013) (Hrsg). Schreiben in mehreren Sprachen. Deutsch nach Englisch: Mehrsprachigkeit und ihr Einfluss auf die Textkompetenz. Brno: Tribun EU. ISBN 978-80-263-0558-3; (2) a monograph: Janíková, Věra (2013). Multilingualism and foreign languages didactis. Brno: MU. ISBN 978-80-210-6683-0); (3) 1 study published expert journals, (4) 1 study in Thomson-Reuters proceedings; (5) 4 articles in peer-reviewed journals; (6) 8 papers in 39 Verze: 22321 ZO conference proceedings. The project results were presented continuously by means of 31 conference papers at 3 conferences organized within the scope of the research project in question and at expert meetings abroad, mainly in Germany and Austria, as well as by means of other platforms of popularization of research. The main objectives of the research project were (1) to analyze the degree of implementation of multilingualism support in the Czech environment, (2) to elaborate a tool, based on theoretical research work, for empirical examining of multilingualism regarding the special case of Czech schools and the language constellation of the research sample, for carrying out research studies focused on the development of text skills of pupils learning multiple languages, and for efficient implementation concept of multilingualism in the Czech environments in several areas of language education, (3) to perform intensive cooperation with foreign experts in the area in question.


Total number of publications: 66

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