London Metropolitan University Research Institutes


European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme
Early Language Learning in Europe

Presentation of international findings from the ELLiE Study

26-29 October 2010


University of Warsaw Library, ul Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warsaw, Poland

Outline Programme (note: programme may be subject to some change)

26 October

Arrival at hotel (Meridien Bristol, Warsaw) and dinner

27 October

9 00-10 00 Opening Address:
Mrs Katarzyna Hall, Minister of Education Poland

Introduction to the ELLiE Project:

Dr Janet Enever, Project Director, London Metropolitan University 

10 00-11 00 National language education policy: How does implementation vary in Europe?
Dr Janet Enever, London Metropolitan University
Dr Magdalena Szpotowicz, University of Warsaw

11 30-13 00 The learner: Do individual differences matter?
Professor Jelena Mihaljevic Djigunovic, Zagreb University 
Dr Lucilla Lopriore, Roma Tre University

13 00 Lunch
14 30-16 00 The school: which contextual factors matter for effective Early Language Learning?
Evelien Krikhaar, Radboud University
Dr Lucilla Lopriore, Roma Tre University

16 30-18 00 Visit to local places of interest
18 00 Hosted reception
19 00 Dinner at local restaurant

28 October            
9 00-11 00 The significance of teacher's role in early language learning
Dr Elsa Tragant, University of Barcelona
Gun Lundberg, Umea University

11 30-13 00 The home as a site for support of early language learning
Professor Carmen Munoz, University of Barcelona
Dr Eva Lindgren, Umea University

13 00 Lunch
14 00-15 30 Round table discussion of findings and implications for European early foreign languages policies

15 30-16 00 Closing Plenary

16 30-18 00     Visit to local places of interest
19 00 Dinner at local restaurant

29 October

Morning Departure from hotel

Note: The above draft may be subject to modifications


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