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This is to facilitate an online discussion initiated by the IATEFL Research SIG, who are holding a fascinating discussion about the article 'Key themes and future directions in teaching English to young learners', by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton. The discussion will take place in the IATEFL Research SIG's Yahoo!Group, which is open to members and non-members of the SIG alike and free to join.

The discussion moderators are Sandie Mourão and Shelagh Rixon and they will be discussing such questions as 'Do you agree that the term "Young Learner" is vague?', 'What are the policies in your own contexts regarding the teaching of English?' and 'How are teachers trained in answer to the lowering of the age in learning English?'.

Watch Fiona Copland and Sue Garton's introductory video about their article

Vist the Research SIG blog for further information and to join in the discussion: