|Prof. Dr. I. De Florio Universität Kassel|
Children's Language Learning Rights
A Checklist for Teachers
Do you give your children (as language
learners) the right to
|1.||think about how they learn languages and
to experiment with different learning strategies? If yes, how?
|2.||learn to explore the fun element in language,
that is, through playful activities such as games, songs, quizzes, and
|3.||enhance their linguistic creativity through language learning?
|4.||learn language cooperatively through collaborative activities
in a spirit of caring and sharing for one's linguistic neighbour?
|5.||learn language in an ecologically relevant manner, that
is, by considering how, as human beings, we can interact with Nature in
mutually respectful and dignified ways?
|6.||identify and pursue their own individual needs, interests
and learning styles during classroom as well as extra-class activities?
|7.||start developing and cultivating their cross-cultural awareness
|8.||contribute to their own language learning process by choosing
their own language materials and activities from time to time?
|9.||be evaluated with fairness and to understand how errors
can be seen as positive steps in language learning growth and development?
|10.||learn languages as a means of contributing to the goal
of communicative Peace, thereby fostering a peace-loving and peace-promoting
|11.||be taught by teachers who love children and whose personalities harmonize with those of their learners?|
Form: FIPLV World News no. 33 (April 1995), p. 1. The checklist was compiled by Professor Dr. Francisco Gomes de Matos, Recife, Brazil.