Perspectives on Foreign Language Policy

Studies in honor of Theo van Els

| University of Nijmegen
| University of Nijmegen
ISBN 9789027221643 (Eur) | EUR 99.00
ISBN 9781556195181 (USA) | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027274229 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume, containing fourteen invited papers on foreign-language policy, starts off with a brief history of foreign-language teaching policy in the Netherlands. This historical outline is followed by four contributions of authors who once developed the Dutch National Action Programme (NAP) on Foreign Languages under the directorship of Theo van Els. The second section consists of five contributions written by experts from Germany, Israel, Finland and the United States, who reflect on the language policies adopted in their countries and on the international impact of the ideas developed in the NAP. The final section of the book presents four contributions from Dutch authors, all focussing on language policy issues related to the respective roles of Dutch as a second language, and of ethnic-minority languages in the Netherlands.
The contributions to this volume were written by friends and colleagues of Theo van Els, in recognition of his considerable contributions to that area of applied linguistics which has captured his fascination for many years: foreign-language teaching policy.
[Not in series, 81]  1997.  viii, 224 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreign-Language Teaching Policy in the Netherlands 1800–1970: A Historical Outline
Frans Wilhelm
The Task Force of the Dutch National Action Programme as an Instrument for Developing and Implementing Foreign-Language Policy
Dirk Tuin and Gerard Westhoff
NAP as a Basis for a Coherent FLT Policy
A.J.E.G. Renique
The Difficulty of Spanish for Dutch Learners
Maria Oud-de Glas
Changing Target — Changing Tests
Leijn Melse
Horizon Taal and Language Planning in the United States
Richard D. Lambert
Developing a Language-Competent American Society: Implications of the English-Only Movement
G. Richard Tucker
Planning Foreign-Language Education: An Israeli Perspective
Bernard Spolsky and Elana Shohamy
Implementation of Foreign-Language Policy in Finland
Kari Sajavaara
Foreign-Language Policy form the Grass Roots
Herbert Christ
Multilingualism in the Netherlands?
Kees de Bot and Bert Weltens
Minority Groups and Minority Languages in the Netherlands: Empirical Facts and Educational Policy
Peter Broeder and Guus Extra
From Mother Tongue to Foreign Language: Prospects for Minority-Language Education in the Netherlands
Geert Driessen
Adult Second-Language Policy in the Netherlands: Some Considerations
Anne-Mieke Janssen-van Dieten
“This book constitutes essential reading for all those interested in language policy.”
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