The Language Policy for the Junior Years in Malta and Gozo was launched on the 10th of January, 2023. The Policy follows on The Language Policy for the Early Years in Malta and Gozo. It offers a clear direction for the use of languages in the Junior Years (ages 7-11) and promotes the teaching and learning of Maltese and English, within a rich, multilingual environment. It also provides recommendations for the agency of children, parents , caregivers, teachers, school management teams, and teacher educators.
The Policy was compiled by Lara Ann Vella, Charles L. Mifsud and David Muscat on the basis of the recommendations presented by the Language Policy in Education ministerial Committee and following wider public consultation. The document can be accessed online following this link:
Language Policy for the Junior Years in Malta – 2023
For any queries please contact Dr Lara Ann Vella on firstname.lastname@example.org. For any information about professional development sessions for educators and parents on The Language Policy in the Junior Years, please contact Dr Lara Ann Vella on email@example.com or call on 25983328.