Foreign language teaching and learning in pre-schools

1995-(ongoing)

L1 German-speaking children are followed as to how they learn English as a foreign language in a bilingual preschool starting at age 3. The school is organized on the basis of the person-language bond, one of the two teachers per group being a native speaker of English. The preschool follows the regular curriculum. After preschool, English is continued via immersion throughout the primary grades.

Principal collaborators: K. Westphal, C. Tiefenthal, T. Maibaum, K. Lauer, N. Hansen, C. Immhof, C. Berger, A. Rohde