ERIC Number: ED365114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Unlocking Australia's Language Potential: Profiles of 9 Key Languages in Australia. Volume 4, German.
Fernandez, Sue; And Others
This work is one in a series that focuses on nine languages representing the bulk of the second language learning effort in Australian education (Arabic, Modern Standard Chinese, French, German, Modern Greek, Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish). These languages were categorized as the Languages of Wider Teaching. Key areas addressed in this profile include: (1) the place of German in Australian education; (2) issues in the teaching of German including teacher preservice training, language proficiency among teachers of German, and teachers' concerns about the delivery of German language programs; (3) sociolinguistic data on the German-speaking community in Australia; and (4) German as a world language. Findings show that the position of German in Australian education is relatively strong. Numbers of students enrolled in German language courses are on the rise, and availability of German as a Language Other Than English (LOTE) in primary, secondary, and tertiary education is also increasing. Some problematic issues affecting German in Australian education are discussed and recommendations are offered. Appendices contain a bibliography, a list of scholarships and in-country education, a list of individuals consulted, and an attitudinal survey form. (Contains 101 references.) (JP)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, German, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Role, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Surveys
NLLIA, Level 3, 112 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian National Languages and Literacy Inst., Deakin.
Note: For related documents, see FL 021 663-665. Volumes 5-9 not yet in print.