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Media Gallery  ¦  21/02/2012  ¦  Netherlands Netherlands gathered experts for a Seminar on Early Language Learning on 9-10 February 2012 to discuss the early language learning situation in Europe. It was organised by the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, part of the Fryske Akademy and member of the Mercator Network. 

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Contributors included:


Anna Verkade, MSc. 

Mercator European Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning/Fryske Akademy


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Prof. Bessie Dendrinos 

Director of the Research Centre for English Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment at the National and Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens


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Cornelia Nath, MA. 

Ostfriesische Landshaft - Low German Office

Drs. Mirjam Blumenthal

Koninklijke Kentalis

Dr. Maaike Verrips

De Taalstudio

Prof. Dr. Hristo Kyuchukov

Free University of Berlin


Joanna McPake 

University of Stratchclyde


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Eowyn Crisfield, MA. 

Crisfield Educational Consulting


Dr. Evdokia Karavas 

Department of Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


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Eibhlín Mhic Aoidh

St Mary’s University College in Belfast


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Prof. Jarmo Lainio

Sweden site Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, Stockholm University


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Prof. Hilde Traavik

Bergen University College


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Prof. Benthe Kolberg Jansson

Østfold University College


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Idske Bangma, MSc. 

Mercator European Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning/Fryske Akademy


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Sabine Pirchio

University of Rome „Sapienza“

European Association for Terminology Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres European Federation of National Institutions for Language
CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) Federal Union of European Nationalities European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
European Council of Literary Translators' Associations RECIT European Federation for Intercultural Learning
EUROCLIO European Forum of Vocational Education and Training European Publishers Council
ALTE European Theatre Convention European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI)
Club de Madrid EUNIC in Brussels European Council of Artists (ECA)
Eurolang Federation of European Publishers Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU
Culturelink Literature Across frontiers FundaciĆ³n Academia Europea de Yuste
EEE-YFU European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)

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