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Plurilingualism?: Have language-in-education policies in Europe delivered the promise?
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2011 (English)In: Word for Word: the social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English / [ed] Philip Powell-Davies and Jaime Otero, Madrid, Spain: British Council, 2011, 195-213 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper reports on the extent to which European recommendations for early language learning have been realised at national levels, drawing on evidence from a major transnational longitudinal study (ELLiE 2007-10). Evidence suggests that the encouragement to introduce languages from the start of schooling has overwhelmingly resulted in English first, with French and German positioned as increasingly minor alternative choices. Interestingly, the ELLiE study reveals some evidence of Spanish emerging as the ‘cool’ language for a new generation of learners, on only a limited scale at present, however. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Madrid, Spain: British Council, 2011. 195-213 p.
Keyword [en]
language, education, policy, Europe
Keyword [es]
la lengua, educacion linguistica, las politicas europeas
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Educational Sciences Specific Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59393ISBN: 978-84-680-0791-5OAI: diva2:552032

Plurilingüismo? : Han cumplido lo prometido las politicas europeas de education lingüistica?

Palabra por palabra : El impact social, economic y politico del español y del inglés

Parallelltext på engelska och spanska. All chapters in this book are published in both Spanish and English.

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