ERIC Number: ED172555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A European Unit/Credit System for Modern Language Learning by Adults.
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
An editorial and articles are presented on a European unit/credit system for modern language learning by adults. The contents are as follows: "A European Unit Credit System" by J. L. M. Trim; "The Analysis of Language Needs: Illusion--Pretext--Necessity" by Rene Richterich; "Learning a Language Is Learning to Communicate" by D. A. Wilkins; "The Threshold-Level" by J.A. Van Ek; and "Multi-Media Strategies" by Michel Kuhn. According to the editorial, the Council of Europe is trying to ensure that every European can at least acquire the minimum skills to allow himself to communicate outside his own country. In the Modern Language Learning project for adults, language needs have been analyzed, and a threshold level has been defined as the minimum skills required to make oneself understood. A method of assessing achievement on a unit/credit basis has also been developed. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Role, Language Skills, Language Usage, Learning Modules, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Articles taken from the review "Education and Culture," No. 28