German from the Very Beginning – International Conference on Early German Language Learning, Zagreb, 15th-16th December 2017.

Following the completion of a two-year regional project entitled German from the very beginning and aimed at improving the quality of early learning and teaching of the German language, the Faculty of Teacher Education of the University of Zagreb will host an international conference with the same title on 15th and 16th December 2017.

The results of the project will be presented in the form of numerous workshops, research-based presentations, as well as presentations on the state of early German language learning in the countries participating in the project, and recommendations for learning and teaching German language at an early age.

The focus of the conference is the intensive exchange of knowledge derived from teaching practice and the incentives stemming from studies of German language acquisition / learning in preschool and early school age, in addition to discussions related to the burning issues of early German language learning.

Conference organizers are the Goethe Institut in Istanbul and the Centre for European Education (the Faculty of Teacher Education of the University of Zagreb) in cooperation with the Education and Training Agency. Applications for the conference are conducted through the Education and Teacher Training Agency, and will be accepted until 15 November 2017. Prospective participants from private preschool institutions and foreign language schools can apply directly to the Center for European Education at, indicating “Conference Application” in the subject line and stating their name and institution in the body text.

Further information about the conference programme can be found here.