ERIC Number: ED357604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Gruppeorganiseret og selvstyret fremmedsprogstilegnelse. Et undervisningseksperiment pa RUC [and] Skolesprogene. Om fremmedsprogenes status og funktion i gymnasiet. ROLIG Papir 22 (Group Organized and Self Managed Foreign Language Acquisition. A Research Project at RUC [and] School Languages. On the Status and Function of Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools. ROLIG Paper 22).
Jakobsen, Karen Sonne
Two articles highlight different issues on foreign language learning and instruction in Denmark. The first article describes a research project at Roskilde University Center that focuses on group organized and self managed foreign language acquisition. The idea for the project came about as a result of concern over problems related to foreign language instruction, such as student motivation, cuts in funding, and especially the idea that foreign language instruction is too "teacher directed." Five students, between ages 20 and 40 and of various backgrounds, participated in the project. Emphasis was on student management of language learning (e.g., students led classroom discussion while teacher acted as participant). Students read certain materials, recorded their discussion of the materials, and analyzed the recorded discussion for "correctness." Research notes and the texts used for discussion are appended. The second article looks at the status and function of foreign languages in secondary schools. The thesis for the article is the "foreign language crisis," which refers to issues such as a reduction in funding for foreign language education, and the technical and pedagogic difficulties faced by foreign languages in secondary schools. The article discusses where language instruction fits into educational planning, what the central problems are with foreign language instruction, and what resolutions there are to the foreign language crisis in secondary schools. (VWL)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
ROLIG, Roskilde Universitetscenter, hus 21.2, Postbox 260, DK-4000, Roskilde, Denmark.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roskilde Univ. Center (Denmark).
Identifiers - Location: Denmark