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Young learner terminology
However, the generic term ‘young learner’ along with many other derivatives is often used in the ELT profession to refer to these learners. This can cause misunderstandings and make it difficult to communicate and share knowledge. To encourage clarity and consistency and a common understanding, use the terms on the British Council poster.
To read more see, Ellis, G., 2014. ‘Young learners’: clarifying our terms, ELTJ, Vol 68/1