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Young children’s language learning pathways
Making early language learning visible

The project aims to make early language learning in educational contexts visible through a range of methods and tools. These make it possible to identify, understand and document language learning of children age 3 to 12 and thereby create learning opportunities allowing them to progress along their language learning pathways.

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How to get involved?

Individuals with a special interest and professional background in the topic of this particular project are invited to take up contact with the ECML National Nominating Authority in their country so that they can be considered for participation in the corresponding project workshop.

Project workshop, 15-16 March 2023

Workshop focus

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to review the key principles and actions for teachers and educators in making all language learning pathways visible for young children (age 3 to 12) within education systems. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and review the key principles, key actions and reflective tools created to support teachers and educators in evaluating their own educational context and experience and how these can be used to acknowledge and support young children in developing their multilingual competences, plurilingual practices and intercultural awareness.

Profile of participants

Professional background

Professionals working in or with the pre-primary and primary sectors

Experience, competences required 

  • Current or recent experience in the field of early years education for children aged 3 to 12 and in promoting plurilingual competences and practices within the education system (as a researcher, stakeholder, teacher, teacher educator, or decision maker)
  • Interest in promoting and developing plurilingual competences in young children within the education system (age 3 to 12)
  • Familiarity with, or interest in, European instruments which recognise and support diverse language learning pathways in young children – including, but not limited to, language(s) of schooling, additional languages taught within the education system and home and / or community languages.
If you wish to participate click here and contact your National nominating authority.