ERIC Number: ED163811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Modern Languages for the 1980s. Report of a Colloquium held at the University of Sussex.
Bearne, C. G., Ed.; James, C. V., Ed.
This report presents the conclusions and recommendations of a residential colloquium concerning modern languages for the 1980's, attended by 70 representatives of various sectors and levels of the educational system. The colloquium was a response to widespread concern about the crisis in language learning in the United Kingdom. The colloquium combined sessions designed to establish the present state of modern language study, with the activity of six separate working parties proposing concrete solutions relating to specific areas of the problem. It was recognized that language teaching today is affected by many unplanned and unforeseen complications resulting both from changes in the structure of education and from developing teacher techniques. It was noted that some of the practices that have been used during the past decade appear to have little theoretical justification. (NCR)
Descriptors: Conferences, Enrollment Trends, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Modern Language Curriculum, Modern Languages, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, 20 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y5AP, England
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Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).; Sussex Univ. (England).