Convergences between modern languages and language(s) of schooling – Sweden – A period of reforms New Education Act Pre-school 1st July 2011 Adult Education A global approach • A linguistic dimension in all subjects • All languages supporting plurilingualism - Swedish - Mother tongue - Modern languages - Other languages Convergences between the different languages • Content, e.g. aims and competencies • Terminology, e.g. strategies and progression • Structure, for all syllabuses and for modern languages in 7 steps, aligned with CEFR The Swedish curriculum Part 1 Fundamental values and tasks of the school • Part 2 Norms and values Knowledge Responsibility and influence of pupils School and home Transition and cooperation The school and the surrounding world Assessment and grades Part 3 Syllabuses Correlations between Swedish, English and Modern Languages in the curriculum Motives Pupils can read fiction and non-fiction texts for children and youth with ease by using reading way. By making chronological Teaching inand XX should essentially Language is simple, the primary tool •Listening reading Aim strategies in a basically functional summaries of the contents of different texts andpupils commenting the main points to with some give the on opportunities human beings use for (reception) •Describes what What teachingtoshould aim for connection the context, pupils show basic readingtheir comprehension. Inpupils addition, based on develop abilitythe to: thinking, communicating and or be able to do their own experience, pupils can interpretshould and apply know simple and to some extent informed learning. reasoning and in ait… simple way describe their reading Core contentto clear messages in different works and how shows. •Speaking, writing and •express themselves and experiences. What teaching should contain …increases the individual’s communicate in speech and discussion (production & opportunities to participate in writing, interaction) Pupils can write different kinds of text with understandable content and basically functional Knowledge requirements and use cultural • use language strategies to structures and also with some variation different in language. Insocial the texts pupils basic rules for understand andwell make spelling, punctuation with some certainty. The narrative contexts, as asthemselves in texts pupils The knowledge required forand correct language write contain simple and simple plots … understood, different years and grades expressive descriptions international studies and • adapt language for different working life. …Pupils can give examples of national minority languages, apply simple reasoning about purposes, recipients and contexts, language variants in Swedish, and also give examples of some of the main language similarities and differences between Swedish and closely related languages.