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Poliglotti4.eu Expert Seminar on Early Language LearningPoliglotti4.eu Expert Seminar on Early Language Learning
Agenda  ¦  09/02/2012  ¦  Netherlands Netherlands

The international Poliglotti4.eu Expert Seminar on Early Language Learning will take place on 9-10 February 2012 in the charming city of Leeuwarden, the capital of the bilingual province Fryslân, Netherlands. This seminar is organized by the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, part of the Fryske Akademy (The Netherlands) and member of the Mercator Network.

It will focus on the early language learning situation in Europe, on Poliglotti4.eu research outcomes and products so far, on policy-recommendations and on the challenges for the future of early language learning. Participants in this Expert Seminar on Early Language Learning include: experts, researchers, policy-makers, members of the European Commission, Consortium members of the Poliglotti4.eu project, and network members of the EU Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism.

The aim of the seminar is to share knowledge and provide opportunities for roundtable discussions, further research and future collaboration.

Broadly speaking, the seminar schedule will look as follows:

Wednesday, 8th February (18.00-20.00)
- Welcome reception

Thursday, 9th February (all day)
- Registration
- Seminar sessions and roundtable discussions
- Conference dinner (evening)

Friday, 10th February (08.30-15.30)
- Seminar sessions and roundtable discussions
- Closing

For further information please download our information leaflet including the programme. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please send an e-mail including your name and affiliation.

Date: 09-10/02/2012

Organiser: Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning

Country: Netherlands

Venue: Leeuwarden

E-mail: ELL@fryske-akademy.nl

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Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI)
European Theatre Convention Federal Union of European Nationalities EUROCLIO
European Council of Literary Translators' Associations EEE-YFU European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)
Culturelink Club de Madrid RECIT
Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU European Federation of National Institutions for Language European Association for Terminology
European Federation for Intercultural Learning European Council of Artists (ECA) Eurolang
ALTE EUNIC in Brussels European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
Literature Across frontiers European Publishers Council Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste
CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) European Forum of Vocational Education and Training Federation of European Publishers

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