“CLIL in Early Childhood Education”

29 May 2015

Centrum Konferencyjne KOPERNIKA
Ul. Mikołaja Kopernika 30
00-336 Warszawa



It is our pleasure to invite you to the  conference entitled “CLIL in Early Childhood Education” organized by the “Bilingual Education” project operating at the Faculty of Education at the University of Warsaw.

The conference aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of experiences and perspectives on teaching English to young learners as well as content and language integrated learning. Professors and teachers from Slovenia, Finland and Sweden will present their expertise related to the above subjects and engage the audience in practical CLIL workshops.  The event will also be a chance to learn how participant of the “Bilingual Education” project have been discovering the teaching profession through participation in international study visits and developing an e-portfolio.



Conference Programme:


8:00-9:00 Registration/coffee


9:00-9:15 Welcome and opening remarks by dr Magdalena Szpotowicz and the Dean of Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw


9:15-9:45 Guest speaker


9:45-10:15 Accounting for contemporary challenges in primary languages in India: Questions of history and development?  Janet Enever, PhD, Umeå University, Sweden


10:15-10:45 Multilingualism, literacies and language learning, Anne Pitkänen-Huhta, PhD, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


10:45-11:15 English language proficiency of year 2 learners in Slovenia, Karmen Pizorn, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


11:15-11:45 Coffee break


11:45-12:30 Discovering teaching through the development of a teaching portfolio, Natalia Kazik, Dominika Filipek, Solomija Hlibchuk, Anna Kurowska, Magdalena Szwec, University of Warsaw, Poland


12:30-12:45 Student’s reflections from the study visit in Finland, Żaneta Orlik, University of Warsaw, Poland


12: 45-1:00 Student’s reflections from the study visit in Slovenia, Paulina Andruszkiewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland


1:00-2:00 Lunch break


Rotating 40 minutes between three workshops with 10 minute transitions in between


2:00-2:40 Slovenia and Poland joined in a cross curricular way, Mateja Dagarin Fojkar, PhD,  University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


2:50-3:30 When two lines cross, Nina Triller, Primary School OŠ Kolezija in Ljubljana, Slovenia


3:40-4:20 Teaching English through storytelling in kindergarten and primary school education programmes, Bernarda Avsenik, Bičevje Primary School, Ljubljana, Slovenia


4:30-5:00 Project highlights and closing remarks, dr Katarzyna Brzosko-Barratt, coordinator of the “Bilingual Education” project


How to register for the conference?

Please email the application form which you will find below by May 26 at nk.kazik@uw.edu.pl. The application form needs to signed, stamped and scanned. Please bring a hard copy of the form on the day of the conference.


Karta zgłoszeniowa PL


Application form ENG




We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!