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TRIO – Language Education in Early Child Care Centers

TRIO – Language Education in Early Child Care Centers

Collaboration between elementary school and kindergarten – language education in early child care centers

Project Description

The project TRIO aims at improving kindergarten and primary school teachers’ competence in providing language support to children. This way it will contribute to a better quality of language education for young children. It comprises a joint training programme for kindergarten and primary school teachers. The programme focuses on two aspects (1) language support in everyday settings, and (2) language support in small-groups for children with specific language needs. In both cases the target groups are children between the ages of four, five and seven. In addition to the training programme, participating educators and teachers will attend in individual coaching sessions. The effectiveness of the programme will be evaluated by assessing changes in competence of educators and teachers and by tracking the language development of the children.

Research Questions

  • How can language support in everyday settings and in small groups be successfully implemented into practice?
  • Does the training programme improve educators’ and teachers’ competence to offer language support to preschool children?
  • Does the training of educators and teachers have positive effects for children’s language development?
  • Is this effect strongest for children who acquire German as a second language?



Project Management

Project Team

Project Details

Current projects
11/2015 – 12/2020
External funding
Department: Education and Human Development
Contact: Dr. Janin Brandenburg, Post-doc Researcher
last modified Aug 10, 2020