S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Humanities (인문학연구원) Journal of humanities (인문논총) Journal of Humanities vol.29 (1993) (인문논총)
독일의 외국어 교육
Policies of Foreign Language Education in the European Community
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- 서울대학교 인문대학 인문과학연구소
- 인문논총, Vol.29, pp. 193-206
- The aim of this group study is to give a picture of the situation regarding the teaching and learning of the modern foreign languages in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom as member countries of the European Community. Although educational systems in the Community countries vary considerably and this variety is the result of historic and cultural factors, educational policy makers in the European Community have long been aware of the importance offoreign language teaching as well as the value of information concerning innovations and changes in other Member countries. The Community countries agreed to promote close cooperation in the field of foreign language education, thereby achieving cultural "harmony" among themselves. They even agreed to set up an information network, known as EURYDICE, in order to icnrease and improve the circulation of information in the area of education policy. On the whole, the three countries strongly supported the study of foreign languages on the premises as follows: 1) the experience of learning a foreign language makes its unique contribution to allowing students to explore the life-style and culture of other lands; 2) a foreign language makes an important contribution to learning generally; 3) learning a foreign language fosters sympathetic but not uncritical attitudes toward the people of the foreign country, helping students to appreciate their culture; 4) effective learing language provides many opportunities for students to develop their skills of communication.