French and English as Foreign Languages in the first cycle of secondary education in Flanders

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Description

This project compares French and English Foreign-Language education in the 1st cycle of secondary education in Flanders. Starting point for the investigation are the findings and the descriptive-theoretical framework developed in a similar previous explorative study of French and English Foreign-Language education in the 3rd cycle of secondary education in Flanders (Housen, Janssens & Pierrard 2001). Three aspects will be investigated for each of the two languages:
(1) Educational factors (e.g. curricula, objectives, methodological-didactisch approaches uses);
(2) Motivations and attitudes of pupils and teachers;
(3) Levels of language proficiency of the pupils.
Aspects (2) and (3) will be evaluated at the entry and exit level of the 1st cycle by means of a comparative, cross-sectional fieldstudy based on a random sample of 600 pupils.
On the basis of the empirical insights thus acquired, guidelines will be formulated for optimalising the organisation and practice of foreign language teaching in secondary education in Flanders.
AcronymOZR1044
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0530/09/09

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Languages and literary studies

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