Internationale Konferenz

Final conference of the project “Developing Multilingual Pedagogies in Early Childhood”


The project MuLiPEC addresses the need for multilingual pedagogies in early childhood education in Luxembourg. It aims, firstly, at developing the practitioners’ knowledge and skills in relation to multilingualism and effective pedagogies, and second, at contributing to the development of young children's multiple languages in formal and non-formal educational settings.

The projects' final conference will take place on the 27th of November 2019 from 9:00am to 17:00pm at the University of Luxembourg:

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome to the conference, general points (Claudine Kirsch)
9:15 – 9:30           Introduction (Adelheid Hu, University of Luxembourg)
9:30 – 10:30

Developing Multilingual Pedagogies in Early Childhood: a review of the project MuLiPEC
(Claudine Kirsch, Gabrijela Aleksić, Katja Andersen, Simone Mortini)

11:00 – 11:30  Children’s multilingual agency through translanguaging practices (Simone Mortini)
11:30 – 12:00  Language policies in early childhood education in Luxembourg: An overview of recent developments
(Claudia Seele, Germany)
13:00 – 13:30  A professional development course in translanguaging: Challenges and opportunities
(Gabrijela Aleksić and Džoen Bebić-Crestany, Luxembourg)
13:30 – 14:00 Dynamics in participant and language roles in bilingual team teaching in Finnish preschool classroom
(Karita Mård-Miettinen and Åsa Palviainen, Finland)
14:14 – 14:45  Challenges and issues for language, literacy and multilingualism in early childhood teacher education
(Gunhild Tomter Alstad, Norway)
14:45 – 15:15  Multilingual interpretations: Implications for mediating picturebook read alouds
(Sandie Mourão, Portugal)
15:45 – 16:15  The role of parents in the sustainability of bi/plurilingualism from home to ECEC contexts:
are language awareness activities the answer? (Christine Hélot, France)
16:15 – 17:00 Panel discussion



Please confirm your participation by sending an email to Andrea Hake ( by 20th October 2019.