LINEC: Teaching and learning in multilingual early childhood education


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Joint course: Åbo Academi University from Finland, Tallinn University from Estonia and University of Gothenburg from Sweden.


The course will prepare students for meeting children from different cultural backgrounds and to broaden students’ view on how to teach and support language learning in multilingual ECE. Students get the opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in how immersion is handled in a partner institutes and/or teach in multilingual ECE.

Learning outcomes:

  1. is familiar with teaching and learning opportunities in the context of multicultural pre-school education in Estonia, Finland and Sweden;

  2. is able to collaborate with group members of another nationality;

  3. is able to identify the problems that need to be solved and provide solutions to them;

  4. values self-reflection in its professional development