Current trends in teaching English as a foreign language. The case of French primary school

Partridge Salomon, Jill Kay: Current trends in teaching English as a foreign language. The case of French primary school. EduLingua, (4) 1. pp. 23-34. (2018)

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Abstract

During his speech announcing the gradual introduction of compulsory language teaching in French primary schools from September, 2002, Jack Lang, then Minister of Education, described himself as an ‘activist’ for the renovation of the teaching of foreign languages and of linguistic diversity. Lang was, of course, alluding to the reputation of the French as not being inclined to learn foreign tongues. Since then, various reforms have been introduced, the most recent one being the compulsory teaching of a foreign language from age six, which was introduced in September, 2015. Furthermore, despite Lang’s call for linguistic diversity, English has been predominantly taught in primary education and this situation is unlikely to change. This paper will be particularly concerned with the current situation of the teaching of English in primary schools in France, focusing primarily on the training of future primary teachers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: EduLingua
Date: 2018
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 23-34
ISSN: 2415-945X
Heading title: Tanulmányok/Studies
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14232/edulingua.2018.1.2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tanárképzés - Franciaország - nyelv tanítása
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 33-34.
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 14. 13:38
Last Modified: 2019. May. 14. 13:38
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/58148

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