Firenze Fiera


12 - 14 October 2023

Misterbianco Catania

15:00 - 16:00
Date 9 March
Duration 60 MIN
Report on the Council of Europe 2021 and 2022 Surveys of Teachers and Learners
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The main objective of the initiative was to investigate the impact of the Covid emergency on language education and to identify what lessons there might be for the future of language education in non-emergency times. This involved researching the impact on teachers, on learners and on their institutions of the remote and constrained language teaching and learning caused by the pandemic by collecting information and their views about their experiences. This was done by means of five inter-connected international surveys carried out longitudinally between February 2021 and June 2022. 

Three of the surveys focused on language teachers and educators and two separate ones on language learners in secondary education.

The data from the five surveys revealed several transversal themes raised by the respondents irrespective of their roles, sectors, age range, CEFR language levels or countries. These themes are applicable both to contingency planning and to the general evolution of language education and should in turn impact on pre-service and in-service teacher education as well as curriculum and materials development in the future. 

We grouped these data outcomes under five broad headings:

• Language teaching and learning

• Language assessment

• Supporting language learners

• Supporting language teachers 

• Educational adaptability

Today's talk will look at the findings presented to a Colloquium held at the ECML in December 2022.

Dirigenti Scolastici, Area Umanistica, Its, Architetture scolastiche
Stand LanguageCert - Pad. Spadolini - P. Attico

Peter Brown