Virtual Summer School: ‘Sharing Good Practice in Multilingual and Intercultural Virtual Learning Spaces’ Newcastle University, UK/the University of Nicosia, Cyprus

The BAAL Multilingualism SIG supported the online summer school ‘Sharing Good Practice in Multilingual and Intercultural Virtual Learning Spaces’ (June 28th -July 9th 2021) organised by SIG members Sara Ganassin and Alexandra Georgiou.

The bid was made by the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK in collaboration with the Department of Education, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

The summer school was one of only five successful projects to receive an Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Virtual Mobility Project Grant. This is the first year that the ACU have offered the grants, which are designed to promote and support collaborative projects between ACU member universities at a distance.The rationale for the summer school draws on the need for developing opportunities for students across institutions and geographical locations to communicate and develop skills that will allow them to participate in a global job market. The event brought together 40 post-graduate Education and Intercultural Communication students from diverse backgrounds to develop their intercultural communication and multilingual skills for employability and global engagement. In addition to helping students improve their project management, leadership, and digital skills, the event supported cooperation among the two universities to promote intercultural exchange. Participants worked in teams to produce ten video-case studies based on their experiences as teachers and/or teacher trainers that will be applicable to other contexts as examples of good practice. The video projects are available below

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Final Report Summer school 2021

Guidelines for good practice in working in intercultural educational contexts