ERIC Number: ED176548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
L'universite bilingue (The Bilingual University).
A noticeable trend in higher education is the development of the bilingual university. This study considers a university bilingual if it satisfies one element in the following definition: (1) all courses are given in both languages; (2) a part of the program is in both languages; or (3) all students are required to take some courses in one language and some in the other language. Questionnaires were sent to 222 universities that satisfied the definition. The 105 universities responding to the questionnaire were organized according to the following categories: (1) organized bilingual institutions, that is, those having a person in charge of the organization of bilingualism and requiring all students to know both languages; (2) "de facto" bilingual institutions, or those which require knowledge of both languages even though no one is in charge of the bilingualism; (3) unilateral bilingual institutions in which the majority of the courses are given in the language of one of the groups whose members can then easily not become bilingual; and (4) bilingual institutions comprised of "two solitudes" in which there is little contact between the two linguistic groups. Of the four types, the first one is in the minority with ten universities represented. Two appendices provide the questionnaires and a list of the universities in each category. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs