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Eurydice Brief: Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe – 2017 Edition
Why should Europe’s education systems reinforce their language teaching? What is the importance of factors such as the starting age or instruction time? What are the most popular languages that are learnt at school in Europe? In this new brief on Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2017 you will find answers to these questions and more.
The brief is based on a comprehensive report on teaching languages at school in Europe and includes information on research works and EU policy documents. It concludes by exploring avenues that could further encourage language teaching at primary and secondary level.
Main themes include:
– the importance of learning ‘at least two foreign languages from a very early age’ (the so-called Barcelona Objective);
– the range of foreign languages learnt by students;
– the quality of foreign language teaching with a particular focus on teachers and their visits abroad for professional purposes, and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) as a teaching approach;
– the expected levels of attainment in foreign languages;
– language support measures to facilitate the integration of newly arrived migrant students.
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