Public sector primary schools
|Is EYL taught
as an official part of the curriculum in public sector primary
|At what age
do students begin EYL?
||9/10 (Grade 5)
significant changes in teaching EYL taken place since 1980?
||Until 1999 EYL started
in Grade 7
any widespread teaching of English before the official starting
age for compulsory EYL?
hours a week/school year are officially allocated for EYL?
||Grades 5-7: 2 x 40minute
EYL teachers and students are there in the public education system?
the EYL teaching?
|| The children's
A specialist teacher who works in only
A person who is not a qualified teacher
but who knows English and who works in only one school
|Who is eligible
to teach EYL in the public education system?
|| A teacher
with pre-service training from a college or university and a qualification
to teach English at primary level
A teacher qualified
to teach English at secondary level but who is willing to work
in a primary school
Any teacher who has a certificate
from the University's College of Education
are schools able to recruit enough EYL teachers?
||No. Pre- and in-service
education is in place to improve the situation.
guidelines exist for EYL teaching?
||There is a general
description of EYL aims but no specific content advice
|Do EYL teaching
materials have to be approved?
||There is an officially
approved list of published materials, and teachers may choose
any of these within their budget.
are typically used?
|| A locally
International published coursebooks
foreign languages are taught at primary level?
||Danish, from Grade
7, age 12
|Are any changes
in the provision of EYL planned or anticipated?
Private sector primary schools
Private tuition for Young Learners