Language learning is a continuous process that takes place in all areas of the child’s life: the home, the community, and the education system. Language learning is part of the holistic development of the child. Successful language learning will consider the needs and interests of the child, as well as their existing linguistic repertoire (the languages they know and use) and their socio-cultural context. The different domains in which children use and learn languages all contribute to their overall development and language learning journey.
Different actors and stakeholders play different roles in supporting the child on their language learning journey; this includes international policies, cultural and local practices, the education system and the extended family, the school, the community, and the parents.