Nuremberg Recommendations for Early Foreign Language Learning

Nuremberg Recommendations © Goethe-Institut

This revision of the Nuremberg Recommendations for Early Foreign Language Learning presents a contemporary perspective on the intricate web of factors involved in early foreign language learning, with the aim of showing both potential and needs of a four- to ten-year-old child during learning. The early start is not intended to be seen in the context of a particular education system – nor, accordingly, of a particular institution – but from the broadest perspective possible.

This publication is addressed to all who work in the field of early foreign language teaching, decision-makers, school head teachers, those working in continuing professional development and extended education, serving and trainee teachers and early years practitioners, as well as students. Its intended readership also includes parents and other actors within the various contexts in which children grow up: that is to say, individuals whose concern with the educational process is essentially indirect but who nevertheless influence children’s development decisively.