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A Language Policy for the Junior Years in Malta and Gozo


From: Ministry for Education
(The National Literacy Agency)​
​Published: 17 February 2021
Running till: 30 June 2021
​Last Updated: 17 February 2021
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1.        Background

This policy document is built on the recommendations outlined in the Language Policy Profile (2014) of the Council of Europe. It ties in with the recommendations in the Language Policy for the Early Years (2016), where all children are to be given opportunities to develop their competencies in Maltese and English. Primary schools are to be supported to develop their own language policy and strategies to meet the needs of their learners within the framework of the National Policy and in line with the recommendations in the National Curriculum Framework (2012) and the Learning Outcomes Framework (2016).  The overall purpose of this Policy is to promote and enhance bilingualism among all children attending the Junior Years (ages 7-11). It provides recommendations for children, parents, educators, senior management teams and teacher educators for the promotion of bilingualism in the Junior Years. All stakeholders are to work together to ensure that all children develop their language skills in Maltese and English.

2.        Documents
3.        Submission of input

Submissions must be sent in through the following channels:

By filling the online form below.
By post:      The National Literacy Agency,
                  The National Curriculum Centre,
                  Joseph Abela Scolaro Street,
                  Hamrun, HMR1304

Submissions must be received by 30 June 2021.                        
We thank you in advance for your input.

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