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The Piccolingo Campaign provides families and stakeholders, such as cultural and social promoters or preschool educators with communication tools, information and knowledge about Early Language Learning.
Integration and Migration Foundation Our People (Haridusamet Integratsiooni ja Migratsiooni Sihtasutuse Meie Inimesed) organised an Piccolingo in Action event on 12 June 2010 at the picturesque resorts of Nelijärve and Jaanioja (Estonia). 60 kindergarten teachers shared their experience on early language learning (ELL) by taking part in lectures, handcraft, workshops and visits.
Mon, 21/06/2010 - Wed, 23/06/2010
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou is backing an international declaration calling for more awareness-raising in schools and universities about the importance of language learning and career opportunities for interpreters, translators and other skilled language professionals. The declaration was issued following a meeting of the heads of language and conference services of 76 international organisations at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris from 21-23 June 2010.
Fri, 04/06/2010 - Sat, 05/06/2010
Under the heading “Education for Sustainable Democratic Societies: the Role of Teachers”, the 23rd session of the Standing Conference of European Ministers of Education was an opportunity to discuss these issues and consider the role of education and, more specifically, teachers, in finding common, viable and effective solutions to the challenges facing European societies at present, such as the increasing diversity of our societies.
The latest publication of eTwinning 2.0 'Building the community for schools in Europe' is now available for download in 23 languages.
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) involves teaching a curricular subject through the medium of a language other than that normally used. The subject can be entirely unrelated to language learning, such as history lessons being taught in English in a school in Spain. CLIL is taking place and has been found to be effective in all sectors of education from primary through to adult and higher education. Its success has been growing over the past 10 years and continues to do so.
In its new Communication, entitled 'Multilingualism: an asset for Europe and a shared commitment', the Commission gives an overview of what needs to be done to turn linguistic diversity into an asset for solidarity and prosperity.
Learning languages at a young age can give children major benefits, says a new EU study.
This project aims to collect the lullabies of Europe. Languages from the Cradle is a direct response to the need for European citizens to learn other European languages. The starting point of the project is the recognition that the best way to learn or be introduced to a new language is in the home.