ERIC Number: ED350823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
European Developments in Applied Linguistics.
van Els, Theo
A discussion of recent developments, trends, and issues in the study of foreign language learning and teaching is presented, focusing largely on the former Federal Republic of Germany and the Netherlands. First, the situation of foreign language teaching in Europe in general is described, as stated in a declaration of intent of the ministers of education of the European Community. It is noted that while in many countries, more than one foreign language is required of students, language enrollment is still declining. Related developments in the field of applied linguistics are then examined, particularly in research on foreign language teaching. Data on the volume of research activity in European countries since 1966 are offered. Some attention is given to the issue of declaring foreign language teaching a discipline in its own right. Finally, important research priorities are outlined. A 23-item bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Europe; Netherlands; West Germany
Note: In: Grunwell, Pamela, Ed. Applied Linguistics in Society. Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (20th, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, September 1987. British Studies in Applied Linguistics, 3; see FL 020 520.