Course coordinator
: Renata Geld, Ph.D.
Lecturer: Stela Letica Krevelj, Ph.D.
ECTS credits: 3
Languageofinstruction: English
Duration: semester IX
Status: elective
Form of instruction: 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of seminar
Prerequisites: Process of language acquisition (or Second language acquisition) and TEFL or equivalent courses in other graduate programmes.
Examination: written exam

Contents: Individual and societal multilingualism, multiple language acquisition, characteristics of multilingual users, crosslinguistic interaction, language development in multilingual conditions, models of multilingualism, multilingualism and assessment, research on multilingualism, multilingualism and English, multilingualism and emotions, multilingualism and eduction, identities and attitudes, multilingualism and teaching
Objectives: Getting an insight into basic processes of multilingual development at the level of individual speaker as well as at the societal level. Becoming familiar with multilingualism’s linguistic, cultural, sociological, educational and psychological dimensions

Aronin, L. & Hufeisen, B. (2009). The Exploration of Multilingualism. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins. . [selected chapters]

Auer, P. & Wei, L. (Eds.) (2007). Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication. Mouton de Gruyter. [selected chapters]

Cenoz, J. (2009). Towards Multilingual Education. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. [selected chapters]

Herdina, P. & Jessner, U. (2002). A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism: Perspectives of Change in Psycholinguistics. Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Weber, J-J., & Horner, K. (2012). Introducing Multilingualism: A social approach. London: Routledge. [selected chapters]

Aronin, L. & Singleton, D. (2012). Multilingualism. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Helot, C. & O’Laoire, M. (2011). Language Policy for the Multilingual Classroom: Pedagogy of the Possible. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Pavlenko, A. (2007). Emotions and Multilingualism. Cambridge University Press.

Singleton, D., Fishman, J.A., Aronin, L., O’Laoire, M. (2013) (Eds). Current Multilingualism: A New linguistic dispensation. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Journals: International Journal of Multilingualism, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Week Topics
1 Individual and societal multilingualism
2 Multiple language acquisition
3 Characteristics of multilingual users
4 Crosslinguistic interaction
5 Language development in multilingual conditions
6 Models of multilingualism
7 Multilingualism and assessment
8 Revision –Test 1
9 Research on multilingualism
10 Multilingualism and English
11 Multilingualism and emotions
12 Multilingualism and eduction
13 Identities and attitudes
14 Multilingualism and teaching
15 Revision – Test 2