700 Reasons: Reason #304

Reason: 304
Plurilingual and pluricultural competence promotes the development of linguistic and communication awareness, and even metacognitive strategies which enable the social agent to become more aware of and control his or her own spontaneous ways of handling tasks and in particular their linguistic dimension. In addition, this experience of plurilingualism and pluriculturalism: exploits pre-existing sociolinguistic and pragmatic competences which in turn develops them further; leads to a better perception of what is general and what is specific concerning the linguistic organisation of different languages; by its nature refines knowledge of how to learn and the capacity to enter into relations with others and new situations
Council of Europe (2001) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Related Keywords:
Communication, Intercultural competence, Key skills, Language awareness, Learning, Learning strategies, Linguistics, Multilingualism