ERIC Number: ED094581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-27
Reference Count: N/A
Symposium sur l'enseignement precoce d'une langue vivante. (Report of the Symposium on the Teaching of Modern Languages to Young Children).
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.
The symposium, held in Wiesbaden, West Germany, November 11-17, 1973, examined the results of recent programs and research dealing with the teaching of modern languages to young children and formulated certain recommendations for submission to the Council for Cultural Cooperation of the Council of Europe. The following reports were presented: (1) "The Psychological Aspects of Teaching Modern Languages to Young Children" by C. F. van Parreren; (2) "The Pedagogical Aspects of Teaching a Modern Language to Young Children" by K. Schroeder; (3) reports of the delegations of France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom on the status of teaching language to children in their respective countries; and (4) the report of the German delegation on the teaching of English at the primary level. Recommendations made at previous symposiums organized by the Council of Europe are summarized. The recommendations made by this symposium concern: (1) teaching methodology; (2) curriculum organization; (3) the importance of an audiolingual emphasis at the beginning of instruction; (4) the establishment of criteria for the preparation of textbooks; (5) the length and frequency of the language classes; (6) the need for continuity in language study; (7) teacher qualifications; and (8) the establishment of a permanent, international information exchange system. An appendix listing the names and addresses of the symposium participants concludes the report. (PM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.