ICEPELL is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project which aimed to support practitioners to confidently integrate intercultural citizenship education into English as a foreign language (EFL) lessons with children aged 5 to 12 years using picturebooks. The project ran from September 2019 to August 2022.

Project Lead: Sandie Mourão, NOVA FSCH (P) | Project Partners: APPI (P), Avans Hogeschool (NL), NORD University (N), TU Braunschweig (D), USR Piemonte (I)

ICEKITS: Teaching packs for teachers and teacher educators

An ICEKit is a teaching pack to use with a picturebook. It has been created by primary (student) teachers for fellow teachers to develop intercultural citizenship education in early language learning. There are 18 ICEKIts on this page. Scroll down and click on ‘download’ for instant access.


A Handbook for Intercultural Citizenship Education through Picturebooks in Early English Language Learning

The ICEGuide is for stakeholders who are involved in early English language learning (e.g., teacher educators, researchers, teachers and student teachers, policy makers, publishers). It has been planned as a pedagogical framework and ready-to-use manual for the implementation of Intercultural Citizenship Education through picturebooks in early English language learning. It intends to disseminate grounded theory and practical ideas which have emerged from the ICEPELL project. Click here to download the ICEGuide.

ICEPELL Hybrid Conference 2022

On this page you can find recordings of most of the presentations given at the ICEPELL Hybrid Conference.

ICEPELL Symposium 2021

The ICEPELL project partners held a virtual symposium hosted by Nord University in 2021. To catch up on what you missed or to revisit your favourite sessions, see the recordings of the symposium plenary, keynotes, and author read-alouds via the link below. (MEDIA)

Picturebooks to spark empathy and social justice actions

This TeachingEnglish webinar by David Valente was based on ideas from the ICEPELL project. He considered reasons for focusing on intercultural citizenship education (ICE) in primary ELT. Next, he explored why picturebooks have potential for sparking children’s empathy and social justice actions beyond the classroom walls.