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Young learner terminology

Are you using the correct terms for your young learners ?
A child is defined as anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday (UNCRC 1989). Within this age range children go through different life-stages as they pass from pre-school, to primary school and to secondary school.

A Spice Island

Our guest walked down the aircraft steps onto the tarmac and was greeted by a small band and a few dancers dressed in traditional costume.  I wondered if I should tell him that we hadn’t arranged the reception and that it wasn't for him. I mumbled an explanation, but I don't think I was heard.

Content and Language Integrated Learning - methodology article

Content and Language Integrated Learning

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has become the umbrella term describing both learning another (content) subject such as physics or geography through the medium of a foreign language and learning a foreign language by studying a content-based subject.

Content-based instruction - methodology article

Content-based instruction

In recent years content-based instruction has become increasingly popular as a means of developing linguistic ability. 

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