ERIC Number: ED218970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Modern Languages Programme, 1971-1981.
Trim, J. L. M., Ed.
The project reported here aimed at serving the interests of increased European understanding, cooperation, and mobility by improving and broadening the learning of modern languages, making appropriate provision for all sections of the population. This report provides recommendations for the implementation of a European framework within which institutions concerned with the teaching and learning of foreign languages can work together on a continuing basis in developing language learning programs. The first chapter places the project in the context of the general aims of the Council of Europe and situates its work in relation to general principles of permanent education. Chapter 2 deals with principles of communicative language learning systems development and treats needs assessment, specification of objectives, communicative methodologies, evaluation and testing, and learner autonomy and teacher training. The remaining chapters report on the following: (1) pilot programs in which the principles of communicative language learning systems have been applied; (2) the collection, storing and disseminating of information on language teaching and research; (3) the framework for development of international cooperation; and (4) an evaluation of the results of the project and recommendations for a new project. Five appendices provide information on contributors to the report, membership of the Project Group, publications, proposals for further research, and a list of national centers. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, International Educational Exchange, Languages for Special Purposes, Learning Theories, Pilot Projects, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Needs, Testing
Publications Section, Council of Europe, F-67006 Strasbourg Cedex, France ($16.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Council of Europe (France); Europe (West)
Note: Report presented by CDCC Project Group 4.