From October, the 19, to November, the 16 the participants of the project Jean Monnet PolidEU worked on module 5 "The values of multiculturalism and language policy of the EU and the member states" (Valeurs du milticulturalisme et la politique linguistique de l’UE et de ses pays-membres).The lecture covered several key points related to the topic: the concept of multiculturalism as one of the fundamental values of the EU; the principles and objectives of the EU language policy.

The project work in the framework of the module was carried out on the following topics:

  1. Foreign Language Teaching: principles and key measures in the light of the EU official documents (L’enseignement des langues à l’Union Européenne: principes et pratiques clés à travers la documentation officielle).
    This project was prepared by Anastasia Anpilova (3d year student, Theory and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching). In her presentation, the student cited the principles of the EU language policy. She analyzed the language policy implementation tools such as language passport of the citizen of the EU, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, etc.

  2. Mobility programs as a mechanism for the implementation of language policy (Les programmes de mobilité comme outils de la mise en oeuvre de la politique linguistique).
    The project was completed by Yulia Makarova. She presented the key mobility programs (Erasmus +, Tempus, Babel, etc.) and evaluated their effectiveness in improving the employment prospects of young people and fostering the European identity.

  3. The language policy of the EU and of the Russian Federation: a comparative analysis (Politique linguistique européenne et russe : analyse contrastive).
    The project work was carried out by the 3d year student (Theory and Practice of Translation) Ekaterina Plotnikova. She analysed the Russian legislation concerning the language policy and compared it with the principles of the EU language policy. The student came to conclusion that Russia can successfully use the European experience in the domain.