ERIC Number: ED293370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Objectifs de l'apprentissage des langues vivantes: contenue et portee (Objectives of the Learning of Modern Languages: Content and Range). Education & Culture. Volume 1.
van Ek, Jan A.
An analysis of the objectives of modern language instruction expands on earlier work concerning the "Threshhold Level" of language learning. The first part outlines a model of language instructional objectives more complex and encompassing than those of the threshhold level and examines the nature and instructional incidence of each component of the model. After an introductory section, the report continues with a discussion of the distinction between aims and objectives and of the general aims of education. It considers the educational context of modern language learning and its general aims and objectives. It further defines a framework for looking at the global objectives of modern language learning and examines more closely the specific areas of competence targeted in language instruction: linguistic, sociolinguistic, discourse, strategic, sociocultural, and social. The additional educational objectives of promoting individual autonomy and developing a sense of social responsibility are also considered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Language Proficiency, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Responsibility, Sociolinguistics
Manhattan Publishing Company, 1 Croton Point Avenue, P.O. Box 650, Croton, NY 10520 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).