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    STUDIA PHILOLOGIA - Issue no. 2 / 2000  
         
  Article:   ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING IN ROMANIA: HOW DOES IT HAPPEN? WHAT DOES IT TEACH?.

Authors:  ANA-MARIA FLORESCU.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  The data for my study comes from ten English language learning accounts written by Romanian students who study for a BA in English and who will become teachers of English after graduation. The discourses of the students are a product of the context they were educated in, an educational system in transition. The aim of my research is to find out the institutional views, values and beliefs underlying the accounts of these students. (Learners’ writing about their own language learning experience is a means of language learner consciousness raising and a valuable needs analysis tool for me as a ‘teacher of teachers’).I am looking for ideas connected to Knowledge about language, Language awareness and Critical language awareness in the accounts to draw a picture of the Romanian educational system at a time of change. The issues that I am looking at are: 1.) the image of the Romanian foreign language learning system compared to the Council of Europe Recommendation No. R (98) for learning modern languages, 2.) the view of foreign language and 3.) the beliefs about foreign language learning that are present in the language learning accounts. The accounts show the extent to which these students who will become teachers of English are aware of all these issues.  
         
     
         
         
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