Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation › Academic
How do you involve (grand)parents in early language learning of their (grand)children outside school? How can young children become familiar with languages that are used in neighbouring countries that are geographically proximate to where they live, in an entertaining and explorative way?These questions are addressed in a pilot with a mobile learning game that is part of the ELENA project (Early e-learning of neighboring languages), that is presented here.
Rusman, E., Ternier, S., & Sassen, D. (2013, 14-15 November). 'ELENA goes mobile': a mobile assisted early foreign language learning pilot for familiarizing children with neighbouring languages. Presentation (virtual) at the 6th ICT for Language learning Conference, Florence, Italy. (URL of virtual presentation, including audio, will follow).
Sponsorship: We would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the ELENA Project, http://www.elena-learning.eu/, projectnr. 515191-LLP-2011-NL-KA2MP, funded by the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme (KA2). We are also grateful for the collaboration with our ELENA colleagues.