So how will all this affect multilingual education?The department of Frisian and Multilingualism in Education and Parenting was introduced with the objective of ensuring that students learn the languages in question, continue to use them throughout their lives and know how and why they can switch between the languages as and when needed.
Some would even go so far as to say that multilingualism is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
Our research focuses on improving educational processes in the transition from primary to secondary education and exploring how this affects the quality of education.
In order to assess this, we look at the levels of mastery of the target languages in secondary schools in order to create a student monitoring system for the languages Dutch, English and Frisian.
Frisian and Multilingualism in Education and Parenting is a joint department within NHL University of Applied Sciences and Stenden University of Applied Sciences and is affiliated with Stenden’s School of Education.
If you take an interest in multilingualism in education and parenting and are a student at NHL or Stenden, you are welcome to contribute ideas for research and innovative projects.