Initial English language competences in elementary state schools in Macedonia

Ulanska, Tatjana and Kirova, Snezana and Petkovska, Biljana and Kuzmanovska, Dragana (2010) Initial English language competences in elementary state schools in Macedonia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 (2010) 2510–2513, 2. pp. 2510-2513.

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Macedonia has recently introduced compulsory English language classes in the obligatory elementary education, taking into consideration the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The contemporary foreign language teaching process for pupils between the ages of 6 and 14 determines the already acknowledged purpose for oral and written communication competences of the foreign language expanded with reading, socio-cultural and intercultural competences. CEFRL is used as an orientation concerning the levels of language competences that the pupils and students are expected to acquire during their obligatory education. CEFRL differentiates the following levels of competence: the elementary level (A1 Breakthrough and A2 Waystage), the level of independent use of the language (B1Threshold and B2 Vantage) and, finally, the level of competent use of the language (C1 Effective Operational Proficiency and C2 Mastery). This paper presents the goals, the grammatical structures, the lexical units, etc. that are expected to be acquired from the first to the third grade of the obligatory elementary education i.e. a partial acquisition of the A1 preparation level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compulsory education; foreign language; young learners
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Snezana Kirova
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 11:39

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