Teaching staff in a multi-faceted Europe are continually confronted with questions around facilitation of children from a multitude of backgrounds. The Making Literacy Meaningful project, funded by the European Union under the ERASMUS+ Programme, is developing practically-oriented knowledge in the area of language and literacy development, with a specific focus on addressing the needs, challenges and opportunities resulting from multilingual and multicultural classrooms. The project participants span universities, as well as a college and a school, from five different countries (Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, England and Spain). Materials are being developed based on questions raised by practicing teachers, from an international viewpoint, incorporating examples from many different national contexts.
This website hosts materials specifically developed for the project, and links to two custom-designed MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) around Language Facilitation and Literacy Facilitation, for those who prefer a more structured learning environment. Reflective tasks and practical implementation tips help practitioners to link theory to practice.