POLYGLOT – Multilingual education in preschool age

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Objectives

  • To foster early language learning by helping children in kindergartens develop linguistic competencies and promoting multilingual education across Europe
  • To support the linguistic competencies of both educators and parents providing them with useful web-based tools able to encourage bilingual education and language acquisition in early childhood, both in kindergartens and in-home setting
  • To help both educators and parents learn how to fully exploit the potential of web-based Open Educational Resources (OER) in easing bilingual education from an early age

Activities

  • Research on bilingual and multilingual education in kindergartens
  • Research on Open Educational Resources suitable to promote bilingual education for children in pre-school age both in kindergartens and in their family setting
  • Delivery of pilot training addressed to educators and parents on how to use OER to foster bilingualism from an early age

Results

  • State of the art report on bilingual and multilingual education in kindergartens
  • State of the art report on web-based Open Educational Resources for bilingual education
  • Guidelines on how to use web-based OER for bilingual education in kindergartens
  • Guide and e-course addressed to (1) educators and to (ii) parents on how to use OER to foster bilingualism for children in pre-school age

Partners

  • Kindervilla (Austria, coordinator)
  • Baby Erasmus (Spain)
  • İzmir Özel Fatih Koleji İşletmeleri (Turkey)
  • First Private School Leonardo Da Vinci (Bulgaria)
  • CARDET – Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology (Cyprus)

The project

Project Number

Date of the project

01/09/2014 – 31/08/2017

DG of reference

DG EAC, National Agency (Austria), Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for School

Categories

Unit

School

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