Les Mets et les Mots – von Speisen und Sprachen (MEMO)
Dr. Victor Saudan (PH Luzern)
Elke-Nicole Kappus et Claudia Wespi (PH Luzern)
Project conducted by the University of Teacher Education Lucerne (PH Luzern)
This project examined how teaching foreign languages advances – or can advance – (inter-)cultural competence and the reflection of transcultural elements as defined by ELBE. The project focused on the theme of food/eating culture and possible ways of exploring this topic when teaching a second Swiss national language at the secondary level I.
Work in the project included the investigation of the theoretical background in various disciplines and the analysis of curricula, teaching materials and examination regulations and other formal aspects as well as interviews with experts (such as persons in education policy and administration, practitioners). Moreover, case studies and examples of good teaching practices from all language regions in Switzerland as well as workshops with affected teachers were organised.