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Piccolingo : supporting multilingual education for preschool children

The European Union is backing up language projects aimed to preschool children

“Every child should learn at least two languages”. The European Council.

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The Piccolingo logo

For the European Union, “multilingualism lies at the heart of the EU.”  Therefore, the European Institutions, throughout the Lifelong Learning Program is supporting initiatives related to language learning.  For the European Commission, there are 3 strands of the multilingualism policy :

  1. Encouraging language learning and promoting linguistic diversity in society.
  2. Promoting a healthy multilingual economy.
  3. Promoting social integration through improved knowledge and acceptance of languages.

As languages are one of the four key activities, the Lifelong Learning Program offers a wide range of actions designed to support language learning, including language learning at an early age.

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