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ERIC Number: ED364091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Languages of Immigrants as Modern Foreign Languages.
Reich, Hans H.; Pornbacher, Ulrike
Policy and planning concerning the minority languages of immigrants are discussed, focusing on three countries receiving many immigrants: England, France, and Germany. First, similarities and differences in the immigration histories of the three countries, and in their policies concerning education of immigrants, are examined. Then policy implementation in each country is described separately. These descriptions address the evolution of public policy, circumstances of specific immigrant groups and languages, and curriculum design. It is concluded that although in England and France the most important languages of origin are fully integrated into the modern foreign languages curriculum, their structure is not similar to that of traditional foreign language programs, and this integration does not appear to contribute to the prestige of the languages of origin. However, some progress is seen in curriculum and materials development and in-service teacher training in all three countries. Further efforts are seen as necessary for adequate language education. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; United Kingdom (England)