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Different countries, different pedagogies: Student teacher exchanges for primary language learning

Kirsch, Claudine. 2008. Different countries, different pedagogies: Student teacher exchanges for primary language learning. In: , ed. Multilingual Europe: diversity and learning. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books, pp. 145-150. ISBN 9781858564234 [Book Section]

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In UK primary schools, language learning will become an ‘entitlement’ for children aged 7 to 11 by 2010, through the National Languages Strategy (DfES, 2007b). To prepare for this, from 2001 the Training and Development Agency began funding five Initial Training Institutions to run a primary course with a specialism in foreign languages. By 2007/8 41 institutions offered this course in French, Spanish, German and Italian to 945 students in the UK (NACELL, 2007). The recent Languages Review (DfES 2007b) recommends making primary languages a compulsory subject, which calls for further developments. The government offers an annual budget of £50m to support the development of language learning (BBC, 2007), and some of this will be spent on training.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2008Published

Item ID:

3634

Date Deposited:

30 Sep 2010 13:58

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2012 12:53

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3634

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