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Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years
Why it matters and what it looks like for children age 3-12

This project aims to help teachers and other educators prepare young children to successfully face the challenges of a culturally and linguistically diverse world. It will provide them with learning and teaching resources and strategies which take existing linguistic repertoires into account in order to (further) develop the linguistic and intercultural competences of both learners and educators. Read more

Working languages of the project: English, French
Project term: April 2017 - April 2019
Shortcut: www.ecml.at/inspiringearlylearning

 

Who will benefit from this project?

The main target audience for this project are pre-primary and primary teachers and other educators as well as teacher trainers those involved in both initial and continuing professional development). Through the website the project outputs will be available to a wider audience.

Envisaged outputs

  • A website which will provide teachers and educators with practical tools based on existing resources (of both the ECML and of the various member states), a guide for teachers and other educators as well as inspiring practical examples relating to the three elements of this project (see above).

  • Recommendations and suggestions for the future development of resources by the ECML and for the adaptation of existing teaching material.

Envisaged outcomes

  • To make teachers and other educators aware of their own linguistic potential in addition to that of the children in their groups/ classes and to encourage them to use all these resources for the development of linguistic and cultural competences

  • To support teachers and educators in adopting a positive and open attitude to the linguistic repertoires of their young pupils and to foster a positive attitude towards linguistic and cultural diversity.

  • To support educational institutions in the implementation of a comprehensive, global approach which aims to provide a consistent and continuous implementation of language education from pre-primary to primary by providing them with tools which can be adapted to specific contexts.

  • To provide teachers and other educators from different countries and educational contexts with an opportunity to exchange ideas on language education practices.

 

This is a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Languages at the heart of learning" programme 2016-2019.

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Events


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27-28

Apr 2018
"Lieft Är Sproochen!" – Multilingual teachers and educators: key actors for successful multilingual education
International closing conference of the Erasmus+ project MeLA – Mehrsprachliche Bildung – Entwicklung und Erprobung von Language-Awareness-Konzepten im Unterricht aller Fächer
More information at « Lieft Är Sproochen! »
Venue: University of Luxembourg at Esch/Belval
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24-25

May 2018
Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years
Expert meeting
ECML, Graz, Austria
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11

Sep 2018
Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years
Preparatory meeting of Workshop
ECML, Graz, Austria
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12-13

Sep 2018
Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years
Workshop
ECML, Graz, Austria
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22

Sep 2018
Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years
National support event
“Early Language Learning – Theory and practice to support the Finnish government key project of languages”
Venue: Finnish National Agency for Education, general education and ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care), Helsinki, Finland
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09.04.2018
"EOL - Learning environments where modern languages flourish": the network meeting (Graz, 20-21 March 2018), a key step for the ECML project
http://eol.ecml.at/

12.02.2018
Intense and fruitful exchange of ideas on future developments in language education

16.10.2017
Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years – Why it matters and what it looks like for children age 3-12