ERIC Number: ED110225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-6
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching of Modern Languages to Migrant Workers. (Turkey), 1973.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
The number of migrant workers Turkey has sent to foreign countries has now reached approximately 1 million. Educational level of these workers is: 67 percent - primary school education; 24 percent - secondary school education; and 9 percent - high school education. However, 98 percent of these workers do not know the language of the country to which they are migrating. According to research, the main difficulty of migrant workers is the lack of the host country's language. As a consequence, the large firms, such as Ford, Daimler-Benz and Siemens, have organised audio-visual language courses where a basic knowledge of language as well as technical and other useful terms are taught. Aim of the courses is to: (1) assist the workers to overcome their difficulties upon arrival in the host country; and (2) understand and make themselves understood during the first difficult phase of settling down in a foreign country. Classes were held twice a week between February and June 1973. At the end of the courses, the 35 participants could speak and understand daily spoken phrases and phrases needed when working at different factories, asking for travel information and directions. (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, Modern Languages, 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