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Multilingual Education and Language Awareness

  1. Christine Hélot

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0781

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Hélot, C. 2012. Multilingual Education and Language Awareness. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The role of languages in education is both a central and a contentious issue faced by most education systems in the world today, because many teachers have to contend with multilingual students being schooled in languages other than their mother tongues.


  • bilingualism;
  • language teaching;
  • language in the classroom;
  • heritage languages;
  • literacy;
  • multilingualism