The Charter is the only legally binding international convention exclusively dedicated to the protection and promotion of regional and minority languages. So far about 80 languages of more than 200 language communities are covered by the Charter.
This document comes as a result of a thoughtful reflection on the importance of enhancing the visibility of the Charter in particular through the school system. Its main purpose is to provide the educational community with a useful tool to disseminate information about the Charter and minority languages, and in this way raise awareness about language diversity.
FOREWORD ABOUT THE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES PART A. GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1. Language diversity
2. The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
PART B. CASE STUDIES: SWITZERLAND, SPAIN AND POLAND
PART C. TEACHING ACTIVITIES GLOSSARY FURTHER READING