PALINGUI – Language learning pathways of young children: How to make language learning visible webinar

Birnie, I. (Host)

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Description

The webinar (which had an audience from all over the Council of Europe and the rest of the world discussed the following:
Language learning pathways are becoming more and more diverse as a result of linguistic and cultural diversity. This diversity means that young people can grow up with multiple languages and cultures, different practices and customs, as well as different ways of speaking and writing.
The new PA-LINGUI project of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML) will be looking at these diverse linguistic journeys of young learners and how to make these visible.
•How can we show young children’s daily language learning? What are the key stages of their development? How can we evaluate language learning and ensure that this is appreciated and valued?
•How can we support young children’s understanding of their own learning and help them describe their next steps in their own language learning journey?
•How can we document learning and progress in a well-founded and understandable way?
•How can we do this in the face of our demanding daily school life, without losing sight of the curriculum and without creating extra work
Period4 Mar 2020
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • language learning
  • primary education
  • plurilingualism
  • pluriliteracy