The Nuremberg Recommendations on Early Foreign Language Learning

The child-centred language programme

The Nuremberg Recommendations On Early Foreign Language Learning, published by the Goethe Institut in 1996 in collaboration with a large number of experts from 22 countries worldwide, were drawn up to place early foreign language learning on the most widely acceptable curricular basis possible.

They present a contemporary perspective on the intricate web of factors involved in early foreign language learning to show the potential and needs of a four- to ten-year-old child during learning.

According to the Recommendations, any foreign language programme tailored to childhood learning must address the child’s developing personality as a whole. It must foster the child’s emotional, creative, social, cognitive and linguistic capabilities to communicate in the foreign language.

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