ERIC Number: ED161287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
English Language Teaching Profile: Sweden.
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
This profile in outline form of the English language teaching situation in Sweden discusses the role of English within Swedish society and within the Swedish educational system. The status of English as the principal foreign language since 1945 for use in business, the media and tourism is pointed out. The system of English instruction in the comprehensive school, the gymnasium and on the university level is discussed. The composition of the teaching cadre and opportunities for professional improvement are treated, as are teaching materials, English outside the educational system, and British and American support for the teaching of English. A general concluding statement examines the strengths and weaknesses of the system and gives some information on current research. A supplementary outline of the current status of literature in education, translation, libraries and post-graduate study in Sweden and abroad accompanies the profile. (AMH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, College Language Programs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English Literature, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Role, Language Teachers, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden