ERIC Number: ED261556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
English Teaching Profile: Italy.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile, in outline form, of the English language situation in Italy discusses the role of English in society and in the educational system. The following topics are covered: a description of the role and status of English as the principal foreign language in the country; the place of English within the educational system at all levels from elementary school through university, including recognition of foreign qualifications, non-formal English instruction, school examinations, experimental schools, syllabuses, and textbooks; English teachers at all levels, their training, and their professional associations and conferences; instructional materials support; educational administration and planning in relation to English teaching; English instruction outside the educational system; British, American, and other agency support for English instruction; commercial opportunities; creative writing; current educational and linguistic research projects; and a list of additional information sources. A concluding statement suggests that the situation of English in Italy is changeable at present, with rising but different standards in the north and south. The British Council's efforts in teacher education is the biggest single contribution to instructional improvement within the state system. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Conferences, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, International Cooperation, Language Research, Language Role, Language Teachers, Professional Associations, Program Descriptions, Research Opportunities, Resource Materials, Scholarly Journals, Teacher Education, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
Identifiers - Location: Italy