Inspiring Language Learning in the Early Years - Why it matters and what it looks like for children age 3 - 12

Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachEducation Outreach


Today, the importance and benefits of early language learning are widely acknowledged. Based on research evidence, this ECML website responds to the question “What makes language learning inspiring for young children?”. Core thoughts on language learning along with practical examples are presented on the website. Seven main areas, ranging from general topics to concrete, practical examples inform the website. The proposed ideas aim to encourage children and adults to develop their linguistic skills, learn new languages and open themselves to the languages around them. Above all, they have been designed to make language learning enjoyable, accessible and inspirational for both children and adults alike.
Period1 May 201631 Dec 2019
Held atThe Council of Europe, France
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Education
  • Early Years
  • Language learning