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Pannon University, Veszprém
Education paper by Fábián, Gyöngyi (all papers)
National Identity through Foreign Language Teaching?
The Hungarian educational scene is dominated by the efforts to improve the foreign language competencies of the people in the country. Adults of all ages, students at all levels of formal education and even families with young children are attempting to acquire foreign language skills, the foreign language mainly being English.
The presenter, a TEFL teacher trainer and a teacher herself, attempts to approach foreign language teacher role and language teaching practices in Hungary from the perspective of the threats to and potentials of developing and strengthening national identity among Hungarian learners. Through a critical approach questions concerning the profession will be raised in order to highlight the major challenges of the current situation, as well as to raise interest in further research into the area of foreign language teaching.
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