Young language learners deserve a well-planned, age-appropriate, and communicative language experience – one that will develop their self-esteem and motivate them to continue learning languages in the future and prepare them for global citizenship. This book will help teachers to adopt a plurilingual approach to language teaching to create a safe and supportive learning environment, where young learners are willing to communicate, interact and take linguistic risks.
This book illustrates how to use the CEFR as a tool for planning and assessing early language learning and creating a learner-centred curriculum for young language learners. This fully revised second edition provides teachers with the updated and extended descriptors from the CEFR: Companion Volume (2018) including descriptors for mediation, online interaction and plurilingual competence. The introduction of the pre-A1-level will make it easier for teachers to identify appropriate language learning goals for young learners and record their progress.
This new edition also includes an additional chapter for teacher students, and teachers involved in ongoing professional development.