An Early Start: Young Learners and Modern Languages in Europe and Beyond

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There is a growing interest in teaching languages to young children. This publication brings together papers from 18 countries. It gives a cross section of major achievements and problem areas as well as an insight into research issues.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
An Overview
13
Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners in Hungary
29
Early Foreign Language Education in Croatia
41
Baseline Study on FLT to Young Learners in Italy
51
Early Language Programmes in Germany
59
Early Language Learning in Switzerland
71
Baseline Study on FLT to Young Learners in the Czech Republic
79
Young Language Learners in Poland
117
Foreign Language Teaching in Primary Schools in Belgium
133
Early Language Teaching in Estonia
147
English as a First Foreign Language for Young Learners Sweden
151
Modern Languages in British Primary Schools
159
A Focus on Core French in Elementary Schools
173
Early Language Learning in the USA
191
Teaching English to Young Learners in Hong Kong
209

Foreign Language Teaching to Young Learners in Romania
93
Foreign Language Teaching to Children in Bulgaria
101
Foreign Language Teaching in Australian Primary Schools
225
List of contributors
249

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