Where are the policies for language ed in the EU?
June 4, 2011 3:25 AM Subscribe
How do I find policies that are actually in use, not future or the past? Specifically: How can I find EU actually-in-use policies (and if possible, if it's actually happening on the ground) in regards to second language education.
posted by titanium_geek to Education (2 answers total)
I want to find what the actual policy is, NOW, and how the Union as a whole is going with meeting that, (or specific countries)
I've found an interesting future looking article that suggests that every EU citizen should be
a) fluent in their own language and culture (mother tongue)
b) a second language (and culture): a second mother tongue
(of own choice)
c) a trade language (such as English or French) that they are competent in (if not fluent in culture, literature etc. A business language.)
and that it should be grass-roots community initiated- the article was a bit utopian, which makes me wonder:
Is this what is happening now?
This is for a paper on SLA (second language acquisition) in Australia, and my supervisor has asked me to include some info on Europe, to compare. As I said I found the future looking article, but I'm having trouble finding: "right now, this is the policy" for the EU.
Google has failed me, my library's website has failed me, please help!