„Der Sprachenfächer“ is a set of teaching materials for the teaching of German; it is published in German and is concerned with the languages of school learners and the languages of the world and of work. There is an open choice of the language to work on and learners can decide to compare the language(s) of their families, local dialects, foreign languages learnt at school and any other language. The project is the result of decades of work in the field of the integration of language variety into school teaching, with the aim of better integration of those who speak languages other than the language of instruction in the school. It has combined major research efforts – the collection and analysis of data from hundreds of learners and teachers – and used these to produce both a theoretical basis for the teaching of language variety and usable, practical teaching materials.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning