ERIC Number: ED107154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Foreign Language Teaching and Learning Today (1975).
Federation International des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This is a preliminary report on the world-wide state of foreign language teaching and learning today, based on a study conducted by the FIPLV in cooperation with UNESCO. Information was collected by means of a questionnaire mailed to: all multilingual national and unilingual international language teachers' associations which are members of FIPLV; individuals, institutions, offices, and organizations all over the world; and all diplomatic missions in the Federal Republic of Germany. A list is provided of all countries considered in the report, as well as descriptions of their language situations. Questions covered such topics as: language needs, curricula, language objectives, foreign languages at the preschool level, bilingual education, materials and media currently in use, and trends in language teaching methods. Generally, little or no research on foreign language needs was found, and little interest in bilingual education. Regarding language instruction, communication seems to be the major objective today; the audiolingual method has fallen out of use; and there is enthusiasm for the use of audiovisual aids. Although these and other findings must be considered tentative, it is felt that the report is important as the first attempt to collect such information. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, International Organizations, Language Instruction, Language Planning, Language Programs, National Organizations, National Programs, Official Languages, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federation International des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
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