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«Early language acquisition» video clips
How do children acquire language? And how can parents and professionals support children’s language acquisition in everyday life? The video clips on early language acquisition provide answers to these questions. The 25 video clips show, for example, what experiences are important for children’s language learning in the first years of life and how adults can identify and use opportunities for language learning processes. In addition to the video clips, the website www.children-4.ch provides six commentary films on children’s language acquisition and further resources.
For parents and professionals
The video clips are 2-4 minutes long. They are available in 13 languages: in the four official languages of Switzerland (German, French, Italian, Romansh) and in nine other languages: Albanian, Arabic, English, Portuguese, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, and Turkish.
The video clips are for parents and caregivers of young children as well as for early childhood education and care professionals. They are meant to be a source of inspiration, provide information, and encourage adults to identify and make use of learning opportunities for young children in everyday life.
The 25 video clips on early language acquisition complement the first series of video clips on «learning opportunities» that was made available in 2014. The 2019 series of video clips on early language acquisition are based on «Supporting Early Language Acquisition: A Conceptual Framework for Improving Language Education in the Early Years», authored by the Thurgau University of Teacher Education in collaboration with the Marie Meierhofer Children’s Institute, commissioned and published by the Department of Education of the Canton of Zurich in 2017.