This is an innovative, flexible and interactive open education resource that provides state-of-the-art, research-based information about bilingualism and multilingualism from a multi-disciplinary perspective. In the resource, the term “multilingualism” is used to capture both bilingualism and multilingualism unless the context requires specific use of the term “bilingualism”. The resource is innovative because it uses a range of audio-visual materials, including screencasts, interviews with experts and testimonials of multilingual speakers, to provide insight into multilingualism from different perspectives. It is flexible because it enables the users to choose specific topics of interest and go through the materials in their own pace and order. The resource is interactive as it contains quizzes and other learning activities, which enable the users to test their knowledge of the resource content.
The open education resource consists of an Introduction and the following four modules:
- Linguistic approaches to multilingualism
- Neurocognitive processes in multilinguals and language acquisition
- Social and cultural aspects of multilingualism
- Strategies in and approaches to multilingual education