The general objective of the AlphaEU project is to promote the acquisition of multilingual awareness and language skills of pre-schoolers in various European countries, by developing, piloting, and implementing digital alphabet books and alphabet-related games and interactive activities. Targeted alphabets/languages include: English, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian.

The AlphaEU project aims to:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of ELL practices in a more systematic and organised way.
  • Make pedagogical ELL materials more widely available to parents and teachers.
  • Enhance equity in children’s access to ELL education.
  • Support pluralism in terms of the number of languages offered for ELL.
  • Contribute to an improved communication and collaboration between families and the school in pre-primary ELL.
  • Inform and train pre-primary staff and parents regarding the value and pedagogy of ELL.


The AlphaEU specific objectives are:


  • To develop an AlphaEU ELL approach through a well-documented, state of the art meta-research report.
  • To pilot, design, and develop 30 digital alphabet books and 30 accompanying, playful, and comparative activities in relation to 6 different European languages (English, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian).
  • To provide free access to these materials and educational approaches, by incorporating them in an on-line platform.
  • To provide e-learning training and support for at least 20 adult mediators in each participating country, bringing teachers and parents in contact through blended learning environments.
  • To implement the AlphaEU approach and materials in collaboration with 10 pre-primary teachers and 10 parents in each partner country.
  • To author and publicize at least one case study from each country, in order to evaluate, valorise, and demonstrate the AlphaEU approach and materials.
  • To pursue intense dissemination and exploitation, in order to make stakeholders aware of the AlphaEU resources, as well as the general value of playful and creative ELL.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. [Project Number: 531092-LLP-2012-CY-KA2-KA2MP]