Linguapax has just launched the course «Linguistic Diversity, What For?».*
Linguistic and cultural diversity become more and more evident everywhere, but their importance, their scope and their implications are often neglected. For this reason we invite you to join our course, in which we approach linguistic diversity and multilingualism both from a theoretical point of view and from a perspective aimed to help understand and manage various elements that emerge from diversity in different environments of social interaction.
Through this course we intend to broaden horizons about linguistic diversity, multilingualism and revitalization, and to discover and understand their implications in areas ranging from personal introspection to education, politics, social relations, arts and the digital world.
In particular, we hope to create a platform for sharing and discussing, in order to enrich all participants’ knowledge, open their perspectives and encourage them to safeguard and promote linguistic diversity.
*The MOOC – Massive On-line Open Course – is offered by Linguapax International and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona through the learning platform Coursera. It has been realized with the support of the Department of Culture and the Department of Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency of the Catalan Government and with the collaboration of the UNESCO Chair in Linguistic and Cultural Diversity of the Institute of Catalan Studies.