English is being taught at increasingly younger ages in an expanding number of countries. So today, teenagers are no longer young learners of English. The new YL is a first grader, a pre-schooler or even a foetus!

  • Why has this transformation occurred?
  • What is the impact on education systems worldwide?
  • How are we to develop the ‘right’ conditions for successful primary ELT in primary schools?
  • What factors affect YL policy and its implementation?

The seminar offers a response to these and other questions, drawing evidence from a recent international conference and related publication.