For the second year in a row, the British Council is working closely with the Ministry of Education to support the development of modern languages in primary schools. An exciting conference programme will unite a panel of European experts, educational policy makers and academics from across Europe, in Poitiers from 31 March– 1 April 2014 at the Ecole Supérieure de l’Education Nationale (ESENESR).
12 countries will be represented including: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Romania and Wales.
The conference will consist of interactive workshops where European participants and French inspectors will discuss how modern languages are taught in their respective countries.
This is a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experience between European countries on the key issues for effective early language learning, such as language teaching policy, teachers’ recruitment process and training, curricula and child-appropriate teaching methods