ERIC Number: ED394297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Children and Foreign Languages. Report.
This report evolved from the results of a Croatian project of introducing foreign languages (English, French, German, and Italian) into the first grade, begun in 1991 and initially involving about 400 students. Participants from 11 European countries and Croatia were invited to attend a 4-day course, sponsored by the Council of Europe and the Croatian Ministry of Education and Culture, which shared results from similar programs and addressed how knowledge gained from these projects could be used in other situations. Participants (n=64) represented foreign language teachers, research institutions, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers. The meeting was conducted in English and French, and included foreign-language presentations by the Croatian children who participated in the language learning classes. Other projects described included projects in Scotland, Germany, Austria, and France. The report describes plenary presentations, workshop activities, and social activities of the program; it included visits to the Croatian schools involved in the project. At program's end, evaluation sheets completed by participants suggested that the program was informative and interesting. Appendixes include the course program, list of participants, sample lesson plans, and list of materials used in the Croatian project. (NAV)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English, Foreign Countries, French, German, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Italian, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Workshops
Council of Europe, Council for Cultural Co-operation, In-Service Training Programme for Teachers, F-67075 Strasbourg, Cedex, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Austria; Council of Europe (France); Croatia; England; France; Germany; Scotland
Note: Report prepared from the European Teachers' Seminar (Zagreb, Croatia, May 4-7, 1994).