English Language Education in the Swedish Compulsory School

In the 1960s, Sweden instituted educational reforms with the intent to create a citizenry bilingual in Swedish and English. Today, ordinary Swedes in everyday situations speak English with a high level of communicative competence. A number of social and affective factors have brought about this result. This article focuses on English language education in the Swedish compulsory school, where the framework and foundation for the achievement of English fluency is established. Oral skills and the practical aspects of English learning ave emphasized in the compulsory school curriculum. In class, pupils are encouraged to speak and their reading and writing competence is aided by the functional approach to English teaching.
Publisher
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Issue Date
1999-06
Language
ENG
Citation

FOREIGN LANGUAGE ANNALS, v.32, no.2, pp.234 - 242

ISSN
0015-718X
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/73529
Appears in Collection
HSS-Journal Papers(저널논문)
  • Hit : 144
  • Download : 2
  • Cited 0 times in thomson ci
This item is cited by other documents in WoS
⊙ Detail Information in WoSⓡClick to seewebofscience_button

qr_code

  • mendeley

    citeulike


rss_1.0 rss_2.0 atom_1.0