ERIC Number: ED109878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-24
Reference Count: N/A
Modern Language Learning in Adult Education.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for Out-of-School Education and Cultural Development.
This publication contains a summary of the discussions and conclusions of a Council of Europe symposium on the organization of modern language teaching/learning in the form of a unit/credit system, in order to allow for an approach based on the individual motivations and capacities of the adult learner. Principal discussion topics include: new forms of organization of the linguistic content; types of evaluation within a unit/credit system; and means of implementing a unit/credit system in the teaching/learning of modern languages in adult education. Conclusions include practical suggestions and recommendations for instructional organization and research. Appendices contain a list of participants and a schematic inventory of language roles, activities and uses, entitled "Toward a Situational Definition of Language Contents in Foreign Languages." (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Applied Linguistics, Credit Courses, Credits, Educational Planning, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, International Programs, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Tests, Language Usage, Modern Languages, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for Out-of-School Education and Cultural Development.