Publication detail

Foreign Language Standards as a Framework for University Language Courses

Neuwirthova Ludmila

Original Title

Foreign Language Standards as a Framework for University Language Courses

English Title

Foreign Language Standards as a Framework for University Language Courses

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The demand for the Europeanization for language teaching in a university context requiring meeting standards or standardised descriptors shared within Europe, revisiting a concept of specificity in LSP teaching and establishing specific study skills and language forms for students at technically-oriented universities, support the idea of constructing a foreign language standard for these particular groups. At present this idea is being relised at the Brno University of Technology. Needs analysis is being done as the basis for the future setting of a standard for technically-oriented language courses. In order to meet the demands of the European harmonisation of university language programs, the language standard will be freely based on standardised word descriptors, scales and levels of the Common Europeand Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe 2001). The assessment of teachers and students according to European scales and levels will enable an internationally understandable students' output leading to the mutual recognition of university language qualifications.

English abstract

The demand for the Europeanization for language teaching in a university context requiring meeting standards or standardised descriptors shared within Europe, revisiting a concept of specificity in LSP teaching and establishing specific study skills and language forms for students at technically-oriented universities, support the idea of constructing a foreign language standard for these particular groups. At present this idea is being relised at the Brno University of Technology. Needs analysis is being done as the basis for the future setting of a standard for technically-oriented language courses. In order to meet the demands of the European harmonisation of university language programs, the language standard will be freely based on standardised word descriptors, scales and levels of the Common Europeand Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe 2001). The assessment of teachers and students according to European scales and levels will enable an internationally understandable students' output leading to the mutual recognition of university language qualifications.

Keywords

foreign language standards, European harmonisation, specificity

Released

30.06.2005

Publisher

Bratislava: CercleS

ISBN

80-88982-92-8

Book

8th Cercles International Conference "University Language Centres: Broadening Horizons, Expanding Networks"

Edition number

první

Pages from

25

Pages to

34

Pages count

10

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT15179,
  author="Ludmila {Neuwirthová}",
  title="Foreign Language Standards as a Framework for University Language Courses",
  annote="The demand for the Europeanization for language teaching in a university context requiring meeting standards or standardised descriptors shared within Europe, revisiting a concept of specificity in LSP teaching and establishing specific study skills and language forms for students at technically-oriented universities, support the idea of constructing a foreign language standard for these particular groups.

At present this idea is being relised at the Brno University of Technology. Needs analysis is being done as the basis for the future setting of a standard for technically-oriented language courses. In order to meet the demands of the European harmonisation of university language programs, the language standard will be freely based on standardised word descriptors, scales and levels of the Common Europeand Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe 2001). The assessment of teachers and students according to European scales and levels will enable an internationally understandable students' output leading to the mutual recognition of university language qualifications.",
  address="Bratislava: CercleS",
  booktitle="8th Cercles International Conference "University Language Centres: Broadening Horizons, Expanding Networks"",
  chapter="15179",
  institution="Bratislava: CercleS",
  year="2005",
  month="june",
  pages="25",
  publisher="Bratislava: CercleS",
  type="conference paper"
}