Language Diversity, Education and Social Participation
Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, updated information
Hamburg International Summer School is going to take place online in July 2021. More information about the program and the application is coming soon.
Linguistic (as well as cultural and social) diversity are basic characteristics of today's societies. Their causes include, among others, increasing migration, globalisation, new technical possibilities of communication, and interactions across traditional borders. Using three nations with significant migration – Australia, China and Germany - as examples, we will explore how increasing diversity affects education and social participation, and what policies and discourses have been developed in response to linguistic diversity. Despite their different socio-political traditions in dealing with migration, the challenges and responses to linguistic diversity in the three countries share many similarities. Central among these is that linguistic diversity continues to be a central factor in social exclusion in the three countries.
All Summer School programs include our supplementary program, focusing on German culture and history, taught through field trips and excursions.
Dates & Facts
| Start: 6 July | End: 31 July 2020
| July 2021
| Application starts: 1 February 2021
| Est. program hours: 35-40 hrs a week (contact time)
| Credits: up to 10 credits (ECTS)
| Language of instruction: English