ERIC Number: ED171116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Second-Language Teaching in a Plurilingual Context.
Zierer, Ernesto, Comp.
This conference report of a UNESCO meeting concerns the aspects that are essential in planning and implementing a second language teaching program in a plurilingual context. The relevance of the following kinds of factors are described: (1) the variety of plurilingual contexts; (2) the specific didactic components of teaching a second language in such contexts; (3) the designing, organizing and implementing of a program in accordance with the type of plurilingual context; and (4) the special teacher qualities. Primary and secondary level programs, kindergarten programs, college level programs, and adult education programs are considered. The term "plurilingual context" refers to a situation where people of different native language backgrounds communicate and also conveys the meaning of the term "bilingual." To illustrate different kinds of plurilingual contexts, a variety of situations of home-language(s) versus school-language(s) are described. A systems approach for elaborating a didactic model for a second language teaching program for a plurilingual context is suggested. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Conference Reports, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Planning, Multicultural Education, Multilingualism, Program Development, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Papers presented at the meeting of experts on language teaching in a bi- or plurilingual and multicultural environment (Paris, France, December 19-23, 1977); Type broken at places, may be difficult to read