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Standards in Rumantsch Grischun in a multilingual model for language competence for speakers of Rhaeto-Romanic

Area: 
Teaching and learning languages, assessing and evaluating language skills
Project management:

Georges Darms

Duration: 
01.2011 to 12.2014
Team:
Status: 
Completed
Description: 

Swiss National Science Foundation, project funding, Project no. 135407

The aim of this project is to develop basic standards for the languages taught at schools where Rhaeto-Romanic is spoken (i.e. Rumantsch Grischun (RG) and German). The standards are based on those used throughout Switzerland for German, French and Italian in the context of the so-called HarmoS-L1-Consortium. Wherever possible, a procedure analogous to the HarmoS methods will be chosen. 

The project's objective is to make available a validated set of tools to compile and describe language skills, complemented by the associated basic standards having both a theoretical and an empirical foundation. The major emphasis is placed on the sixth year of primary school due to its significance as a scholastic crossroads. While the development of the set of tools serves a practical objective analogous to HarmoS, the central theme in this project is to pay due attention to the specific multilingual and minority situation of speakers of Rhaeto-Romanic. Furthermore, the project aims to make an independent contribution to research in the area of multilingual competence and multilingual modelling.