Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on perspectives), 2006

4. Reflections and perspectives One may perhaps mention as a preliminary general reflection that, in Lithuania like in many other countries, there is a need for a more systematic, data-informed, if not always datadriven, approach to these aspects of language planning. In all of the three areas isolated forcomment, national language, minority languages and foreign … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on perspectives), 2006"

Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on main language issues), 2006

3. Commented aspects of the current situation [..] 3.5. Some main questions regarding languages As stated earlier, the issues regarding the Lithuanian language and the national minorities’ languages are more readily formulated, sometimes in dramatic terms, than those concerning foreign languages. One can easily surmise that the area of foreign languages is, in general, one … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on main language issues), 2006"

Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on foreign languages), 2006

3. Commented aspects of the current situation [..] 3.3. Foreign languages Detailed information is provided in the Country Report by the in-depth chapter dedicated to foreign languages. This section, therefore, stresses the points reported or perceived as central or problematic in the Lithuanian views, diverse or converging as they can be stated by various stake-holders. … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on foreign languages), 2006"

Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on general background), 2006

2. General background to the current situation 2.1. A concern for linguistic issues The Country Report for Lituania is divided in three parts : Strategy of teaching Lithuanian language at general education school (2004-2009) Education of national minorities and immigrant children Foreign language education strategy paper Thus, from the very beginning of the process, several … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on general background), 2006"

Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on minority languages), 2006

[..] 3. Commented aspects of the current situation [..] 3.2. Minority languages Since one member of the Expert Group has contributed to the Report with a welldocumented study on “Minorities in Lithuanian Society and Schools”, this section can refer to the attached document (see Appendix 1 prepared by Pádraig Ó Riagáin) and concentrate directly on … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on minority languages), 2006"