ERIC Number: ED174019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Erhebungen zum Englischunterricht an Schweizerischen Schulen: Ergebnisse einer Umfrage (Inquiry into English Instruction in Swiss Schools: Results of a Survey). CILA Bulletin, No. 25.
Watts, Richard J.; Wyler, Siegfried
A survey was completed by 194 secondary school English teachers in Switzerland. Data indicate that: (1) a relatively small number of teachers have degrees from universities outside Switzerland; (2) the study of English generally does not begin until the age of 15; (3) the great majority of English classes meet for three or four hours a week; (4) the language laboratory is often utilized in beginning instruction, less often in advanced instruction; (5) attitudes toward the value of language laboratories vary greatly, indicating that a rethinking of laboratory pedogogy may be in order; (6) teachers prefer course books whose presentation is grammatically sound but lively and concise enough to maintain student interest; and (7) of the 80 teachers who claimed to subscribe to a school of linguistic theory, 42.2% associated themselves with Chomsky and 30.4% were identified as applied linguists. Data on course books and teaching aids are presented in tabular form. (JB)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Audiovisual Aids, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission Interuniversitaire Suisse de Linguistique Appliquee (Switzerland).