ERIC Number: ED110223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching of Modern Languages to Migrant Workers. (Turkey), 1971-72.
In 1970, the Special Representative's Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe requested from the member countries that workers and their families wishing to emigrate to another European country should learn the language of the country to which they are going. Therefore, Turkey organised practical German courses for the emigrant workers, without any charge. Aim of these courses was to: (1) assist the workers to overcome difficulties in adapting to the place of work; and (2) understand and make themselves understood during the first difficult phase of settling down in a foreign country. Begun in September 1971 and finished in February 1972, the classes were held twice a week. There were 34 participants (24 workers, 4 employers, and 4 students) between 20 and 40 years of age. Among the lessons covered were how to: address people; acquire food and necessary goods; demand travel information and directions; and make themselves understood at such places as factories, banks, and doctor's offices. In general, the student's social and educational background was not a high one. Therefore, the result achieved by the courses was considered satisfactory. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Communication Skills, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Programs, German, International Relations, Language Instruction, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Second Language Learning
Not available separately, see RC 008 663
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: Turkey