Thu, 05 Oct|
“To mix or not to mix languages in preschool education: Practitioners' voices around the world.”
Time & Location
05 Oct 2023, 16:00 – 17:00 CEST
About The Event
Language teaching at an early age (Pre-primary education) is a global reality, and one issue that generates debate among teachers is how to deal with the introduction of several languages simultaneously. so, how many languages should be introduced simultaneously? Should teachers include more than one language at the same time? How should the presence of more than one language in the classroom be addressed? These questions will be the starting point for teachers from different contexts and parts of the world to share their experiences and debate about different multilingual models and strategies at preschool.
- Angela Álvarez-Cofiño (EFL preschool coordinator, Parque Infantil Public School, Asturias, Spain).
- Sara Arranz (The assistant principal of Stevens and Military Road Early Learning Centers, Washington DC Public Schools, United States).
- Mihael Farjun (The principal of the bilingual preschool "Hand in Hand", Haifa, Israel).
- Emmanuel Ceballos (Coordinator of Primary Education. Dutch School of Querétaro, Mexico).
Each teacher will talk for 10 min about their experiences on L1 introduction in the classroom before opening a space to debate these questions together.