The second online network meeting of PALINGUI – making Language learning pathways visible for children aged 3-12 – took place on the 29th of September 2022. This meeting focussed on guiding teachers in supporting child-centred approaches in implementing multilingual practices in their educational setting through observation, assessment, and documentation.
The meeting was attended by over 30 participants from across Europe and beyond, including practitioners, researchers, and policy makers working in the field of language education. The network meeting opened with two presentations. Claudine Kirsch spoke about the COMPARE (Collaboration with parents and multiliteracies in early childhood education) project, and Drorit Lengyel, after discussing the professionalisation plurilingualism in educational institutions presented the ELA-tool for assessing literacy in bilingual children in the primary school.
This was followed by an opportunity for participants to discuss, in different working groups, the various elements that contribute to languages in and for education with a particular focus on the multilingual education and how this can be institutionalised in practice across the different contexts to make the different language learning pathways visible.
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A link to the notes from the Network Meeting can be found here, and you can access the projects and presentations from this, and the previous network meeting on our Padlet.
Thank you for your contributions and we look forward to sharing our PALINGUI developments and updates with you in the very near future.
Inge, Dana & Catherine
PALINGUI website / @PALINGUI
Authors: Dana Musilova, Inge Birnie, Catherine Carré-Karlinger.