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ECML PROGRAMME - Programme 2012-2015

European portfolio for student teachers of pre-primary education


The language policy unit of the Council of Europe (has) released a draft guide with regards to the elaboration and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education, developing in particular the idea of curriculum design. This idea opens the way for fresh thinking on research into balancing different objectives and language learning during the pre primary school and primary school life.

The European Centre for Modern Languages has produced several tools which allow for the implementation of language education and the preparation of intercultural dialogue.

The European Commission has developed an information campaign on the benefits obtained by pre- school children who learn modern languages, as well as a Policy Handbook containing recommendations for its implementation and examples of good practice.

Member states are increasingly committing themselves to language learning starting from the age of three years old.

In this context, it is necessary to provide stable platforms allowing those responsible for a particular education/curriculum to make the most of these aforementioned documents and to make coherent use of the different platforms proposed with a view to progressing /facilitating discussion right up as far as primary school education.

Project workshop in 2015 - if you wish to participate click here and contact your National Nominating Authority