Title: C2+-DaF-Lernende reflektieren über eine perfekte Sprachbeherrschung : ist diese vor dem Hintergrund der postulierten funktionalen Mehrsprachigkeit in Alltag und Beruf künftig noch gefragt?
Authors : Schumacher, Monika
Published in : Language learning in higher education
Volume(Issue) : 5
Issue : 2
Pages : 309
Pages to: 328
Publisher / Ed. Institution : De Gruyter
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2015
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : German
Subject (DDC) : 418.0071: Language teaching
430: German
Abstract: By adopting “functional plurilingualism” – a recurring concept in its new curriculum, “Lehrplan 21” – Switzerland is pursuing new avenues in foreign language education. The term refers to a goal-oriented approach to foreign language learning and teaching in primary and secondary schools, and implies that barriers to communication can be overcome by exploiting the sum of the individual’s linguistic capacities. In future, language learners will be expected to build on the interrelatedness of languages instead of developing abilities in languages that they keep separate from one another. This view of foreign language education coincides with the recommendations of the Council of Europe’s Common Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Currently, however, instruction follows more traditional paths; generally speaking, languages continue to be learned one at a time. Having reached the highest level specified by the CEFR, some learners continue their studies, seeking to maintain or reinforce their competences or to address individual weaknesses. In this article, a group of C2+ learners of German as a foreign language reflect on their desire for linguistic perfection and the notion of “functional plurilingualism” against the background of their own biographies. These learners have a high awareness and knowledge of German (often their third language) and of the learning process, which allows them to make informative statements. The data was analysed qualitatively and subjective theories were reconstructed – an approach that took account both of the multiperspectivity of the topic and of the uniqueness of the individual cases.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1515/cercles-2015-0015
ISSN: 2191-611X
2191-6128
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/11884
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