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Support and encourage multilingual children

Course for child group supervisors, leisure and kindergarten teachers

Organizer: Large Ship Association in cooperation with Linguamulti

Location: WUK, 1090 Vienna, at Währingerstraße 59 / there on staircase 5 in the group room (1st floor) and on the
Harry Spiegel Hall (1st half floor)


Organization of the last course:


Module 1: Friday March 13, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (4UE) in the group room

Module 2: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (8 units) Harry Spiegel Saal

Module 3: Saturday 28 March 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (8 units) in the group room


Cost: 200 euros for all three appointments. Modules can also be booked individually:


100 euros only for the 1st or only for the 2nd module. Only the additional module € 50. Module 1 and Module 2 cost € 160.








In many children's groups / kindergartens, children with several first languages ​​or with a mother tongue other than German have become the norm. This linguistically diverse situation can be challenging for the carers, especially when the children need more intensive linguistic support. In order for all children to start school successfully, targeted support is often necessary. But dealing with parents is not always easy either.
The course offers knowledge and specific didactic competence in order to promote multilingual children linguistically and to advise and support their parents correctly.
In addition, there is sufficient space for the exchange of experiences, questions and the joint search for answers to specific situations and case studies from practice.


Content and goals:


  • Acquisition of background knowledge about language acquisition and language development of multilingual children and children with German as a second language.   

  • Didactic methods and playful elements to promote the acquisition of German taking into account the multilingualism of the children

  • Providing insights into the identity development of bicultural children

  • Knowledge of the emotionality of language, especially in the case of bilingualism, and its influence on learning success

  • Numerous games and exercises to make individual multilingualism visible and tangible as a linguistic and cultural treasure in the children's group

  • Developing communication strategies in preparation for conversations with parents of multilingual children

  • Early literacy: imparting or acquiring methods to introduce children to the written language earlier and to advise and guide parents accordingly


  • Module 1: Language acquisition and encouragement of multilingual children

  • Module 2: Dealing with and communicating with parents of multilingual children & early literacy

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