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2013, 3

Korotkova Yu. M. Language Policy and Foreign Language Education in Greece in the Second Half of the 20th Century

Korotkova Yu. ., Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Mariupol State University.

The article discusses the peculiarities of language policy implementation and foreign language education in Greece in the second half of the 20th Century. The author emphasizes the need to study other countries experience in the light of the changes Ukraine is facing while entering the European and world educational space. She specifically discusses the difference between the notions language education and language policy and compares and contrasts the approaches to their interpretation taken by Ukrainian and Greek scholars.
In this article, the terms language policy, language planning, and language curriculum composition are studied in the context of the research conducted in Greece. Special attention is paid to various social, cultural, economic, and political changes that have recently occurred in the Greek society, such as free access to information, the globalization of knowledge, technology popularization, new conditions for teaching/learning, the domination of lifelong learning, physical and virtual mobility, the need for individual time distribution and managements, etc., which have to be taken into consideration while executing language policy and foreign language education in a country.

Key words: language education, language policy, language planning, foreign language curriculum, mobility.


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