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[Xmca-l] Re: "English" as a school subject



And isn't it also true that "Irish" (Is that the same as "Gaelic"? What are
the differences?) has mad a real comeback as a spoken language among Irish
citizens?

Francis J. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 8:33 AM, Stephen Walsh <stephenwals@gmail.com>
wrote:

> HI Peter,
> e
> In Ireland all schoolchildren study 'Irish'.  It is compulsory form the
> beginning of primary education to the end of secondary education.  If it
> would be helpful to have more detail I can put some more info together for
> you.
>
> Best regards,
> Stephen
>
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:
>
> > Hi, I'm writing mainly to my colleagues who are familiar with public
> > school, pre-university (what we call K-12 in the US) education systems,
> > with a question.
> >
> > In English-speaking nations, there is a school subject called "English"
> > that involves the study of literature (much from English-speaking
> authors,
> > rather than "world literature" which may have its own separate course),
> > writing (or now, multimodal composing), and language study (of the
> English
> > language, often in the form of grammar instruction). This subject is not
> > ESL, EFL, TESOL, or other way of describing learning the language of
> > English by speakers of other languages.
> >
> > My question: I know that in Russia there are school subjects of Russian
> > literature and language; in the Netherlands there is the following:
> > The Study Dutch Language & Literature (Dutch: Nederlandse Taal- en
> > Letterkunde) can be found at each Dutch university. Formerly you studied
> > linguistics and literature, from about 1975 a third component was
> > introduced: Taalbeheersing (Dutch for language skills, especially writing
> > and argumentation). Nowadays the studies have new names, like Dutch
> > Language and culture
> >
> > Do other nations dedicate a school subject to this discipline
> (literature,
> > writing, language study in L1 and generally nationalistic in curriculum)?
> > If so, what is it called, and what does it comprise?
> >
> > Thx,Peter
> >
> >
>