• Start Date 25/04/2024
  • Start Time: CET 00:00
  • End Date 27/04/2024
  • End Time: CET 00:00
  • Location Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Early Language Learning Research:

Current Challenges and Future Opportunities


Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow

ELLRA and Professor Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow, the Chair for English Language Teaching Institute of English Studies at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland, cordially invite you to the 1st International ELLRA Conference.

Plenary speakers

  • Thomai Alexiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Nils Jäkel, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Ana Llinares, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Marianne Nikolov, Univeristy of Pecs, Hungary
  • Agnieszka Otwinowska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Call for papers

Presentation topics can focus on the learning and teaching of any language(s) in pre-primary and/or primary education and include, but are not limited to:

  • Research paradigms and methods in early language learning
  • Learning and teaching foreign languages in linguistically diverse classrooms
  • Integrating children’s languages and/or translanguaging in early language learning
  • Psycholinguistic development of a child in multiple languages and across different learning contexts
  • Factors affecting early language learning outcomes (age, motivation, emotions, executive functions, continuity issues such as transition etc)
  • Literacy development in multiple languages
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Researching innovations in early language learning
  • Home–school partnerships
  • Intercultural education and critical pedagogies in early language learning
  • Pragmatics and early language learning
  • Teacher education and teacher competencies for early language learning
  • CLIL and multilingual education in early language learning contexts


The language of the conference is English. We invite contributions for:

  • Oral presentations (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion)

Proposals should include:

  • Full name(s) of presenter(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Title of presentation (max 10 words)
  • 200-word abstract with maximum three references
  • 100-word bio

Please submit your proposal via this online form: https://tinyurl.com/ELLRAConferenceProposal

Deadline for proposal submission: 1 October 2023
Notification of acceptance: 15 November 2023

Please visit the conference website for more information: https://ellra.weebly.com

If you have questions, please contact Agata Wolanin [email protected]