ERIC Number: ED231189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Denmark.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Denmark examines the role of English in Danish society and in the educational system. The status of English as the principal foreign language since the Second World War is noted as well as the wide usage of English as the principal medium of communication between Danes and non-Danish speakers. The system of English instruction from the fifth class of the "Folkskole" through the university is described, as is English for special purposes instruction and adult education courses. The composition of the teaching cadre, teacher training courses, and professional language teachers' associations are discussed as are English teaching materials support, the branches of educational administration in relation to English teaching, language planning, English outside the education system, British and American support, commercial opportunities for English language books and audio materials, literary societies, and research in progress. A general concluding statement can identify no weaknesses in the system and emphasizes two special features: English is fast becoming an important second language; and British and Danish specialists can engage in professional exchanges on an equal basis. Sources of further information are provided. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.