ERIC Number: ED218951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Language Learning in Higher, Further and Adult Education, Including Multi-Media Programmes.
van Ek, J. A.
A review of contributions to the Modern Languages Project of the Council for Cultural Cooperation shows that all the project activities derive from the recognition of the importance of stimulating and maintaining motivation. Studies have shown that the key to this objective is the willingness to let participants take responsibility for their own learning. Terminal and intermediate objectives chosen by the learners play an important role in motivating learners for sustained efforts. Another important factor is the availability of multimedia resources; use of these resources and systems is indispensable if the maximum number of learners are to be given access to language learning facilities. This overview of various aspects of promotion of foreign language learning by adults suggests a number of lines of development and experimentation to be considered in the Council of Europe's framework. These deal with: (1) identification of adult learning objectives, (2) continued pilot experimentation, (3) methods development, (4) development of procedures for promoting autonomy in language learning, and (5) promotion of multimedia systems for communicative language learning. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe (West)
Note: Paper presented at the conference "Across the Threshold towards Multilingual Europe--Vivre le Multilinguisme Europeen" (Strasbourg, France, February 23-26, 1982). For related documents, see FL 013 042-046.