To transform our society’s multilinguism into a lever to favor equal opportunities and fight discrimination.
Our action stems from 3 findings:
• One in four children in France grows up with another language apart from French (2008 INSEE-INED report) ; and for many decades now, research has pointed out that plurilingualism is a chance.
• Students from an immigrant background show a stronger motivation to succeed than other students (2018 OCDE)
• Still, children’s languages aren’t taken into account within the educational framework, and inequalities between immigrant and native populations seem to repeat themselves throughout academic and professional life – from first grade results up to professional integration (Vers le Haut, 2021).
As a response to these findings, Dulala chooses to accompany workers from educational, cultural, social or health fields to establish language friendly projects.
The association offers three main types of activities:
• Production of informative and pedagogical resources: to help educational actors make languages a common resource
• Organization of training programs, colloquiums, discussion groups, etc.: to raise awareness and train professionals to face the challenges of multilingual education for the 21st century’s educational structures.
• Leading of workshops : to give every child a taste for languages and accompany the bilingualism of children growing up daily with another language than French.
A real laboratory, Dulala leans on networks of researchers and professionals, as well as on children and their families themselves, to devise practices and resources that are tested in the field.
The association leans on an advisory board (see the members list below) made of linguists, pedagogues, ethnologists, designers and education specialists with experience in the field.
The association regularly enlists a network of experts, service providers and volunteers in the framework of its missions. If, like us, you wish to commit yourself to a project fostering linguistic and cultural diversity; to put your skills voluntarily at use; to participate in committees, administration, communication, event planning… Then don’t hesitate to conctact us!