Special Edition Language Friendly Schools Network Meeting: LERI Webinar  

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Thursday 13 April 2023: 15:00 – 17:00 (CEST) 

Location: Online 

On the 13 April 2023, the Language Friendly Schools Network will hold a special LERI edition of the network meeting. This session will be the first of three webinars that will showcase a range of Language Friendly Subject Lessons. These lessons were developed by teachers involved in the LERI project during a series of workshops in 2022.  

The webinars are an opportunity for all teachers to learn about a range of language friendly lessons and how they can be adapted to any classroom. The first webinar will include a 7-10 minute presentation from four participating teachers in either Dutch, English or German (with English subtitles) followed by a Q&A held in English. Recordings will be made available afterwards with subtitles in other languages.  

Led by the Rutu Foundation in partnership with the University College of Teacher Education of Vienna (PH Wien), LERI is a peer learning initiative that seeks to strengthen cultural and language inclusion in schools across the LFS and voXmi networks. LERI stands for ‘Learning, teaching, Experiencing and Reflecting on Inclusion’. Language-friendly teaching means an encounter of all languages in awareness of social and historical relationships. The word ‘leri’ means teaching and learning in Sranan, the creole lingua franca of Suriname, a former Dutch colony where the Rutu Foundation was founded. LERI reminds us of our European colonial history which contribute to the present cultural enrichment of Europe’s schools.  

Register here to secure your place today! We hope to welcome you on the 13th April.