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.
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