ERIC Number: ED231201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
English Language Teaching Profile: Yugoslavia.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
The role of English in Yugoslavia is discussed, with attention directed to (1) education within the education system, (2) English teachers, (3) inservice teacher training, (4) teaching materials, (5) adult education institutes, and (6) British and American support for the teaching of English. Although English is not used as a medium of instruction or of social communication in Yugoslavia, it is important to international communication, politics, trade, technology, and other areas. English language programs at the secondary school level emphasize student-centered learning and communicative competence. Croatia is ahead of all other Yugoslavian republics in its interest in such approaches as multimedia instruction and individualization. Nine universities have English departments which are largely traditional. The main emphasis of short inservice courses is on the methodology of teaching English, communicative competence, and group work, as well as language practice and improvement. University English departments generally use books published in Britain, while Yugoslav materials are used in the schools, although teachers are allowed to use British and American books as supplementary materials. Enrollments for English classes at adult education institutes are often as high as several thousands in a single establishment. Data are included on primary and secondary school enrollments by republic in the four main languages: Russian, English, French, and German. Appended materials include lists of Engligh language textbooks used in Yugoslavia, foreign language institutes, university English departments, and foreign language advisers. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, International Educational Exchange, Language Enrollment, Language Role, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.