This issue focuses on the teaching of the French Language, the teaching of languages and sociolinguistics. It brings together current research on multilingualism in so-called monolingual classes, classroom practices and related training. The implications for inclusion and effective teaching are huge, particularly in France, a country in which monolingual ideology is dominant and very firmly established.
The eleven articles in this issue present a dynamic, perhaps even a bubbling-up of questions and experiments. They focus on normal practices, experiments, as well as training programmes for teachers. They all affirm the need to value linguistic diversity and to see multilingualism as an asset and an educational tool for all students. The texts cover different school levels, with a particular focus on primary schools. The contributions also feature different sociolinguistic contexts in the French-speaking world: metropolitan France, French Guiana, Mayotte and Quebec. They highlight the crucial importance of this issue, particularly in schools where social inequality is most pronounced.