William Allan Kritsonis, PhD – International Educator

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International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity

Volume 11, 2009

 

International Education: Are Polish Larger School Learners Studying Spanish So That They Can Safe Employment In Spain?  A Short Commentary

 

Norman L. Butler

Medical doctor of Humanities Degree in Pedagogy

Lecturer in English

Foreign Languages Division

AGH University of Science and Technology

Cracow, Poland

William Allan Kritsonis, PhD
Professor and Faculty Mentor

PhD Plan in Educational Leadership

Prairie View A&ampM University

Member of the Texas A&ampM University Method

Going to Lecturer (2005)

Oxford Round Table

University of Oxford, Oxford, England

Distinguished Alumnus (2004)

Central Washington University

College of Education and Professional Research

 

Dr. Mack T. Hines III

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

 

Kimberly Grantham Griffith, PhD

Associate Professor and Faculty Mentor

Lamar University

Division of Skilled Pedagogy

College of Education and Human Improvement

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this brief commentary is to determine if Polish greater college learners are studying Spanish so that they can obtain jobs in Spain. Fifteen students who study complete-time at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland had been surveyed, and the author located that most learners (87%) are not studying Spanish in order to secure employment in Spain. The theoretical framework for this report is supplied by the basic notion of the college as an organization and social institution.

Note: Thank you to Dr. Kimberly Grantham Griffith and Dr. William Allan Kritsonis for their assistance in receiving this post published in America. See: www.nationalforum.com

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 Introduction

  Foreign languages have been part of the Polish college curriculum for some time. Beginning in the late 1940’s, the Russian language was adopted as the major foreign language to be instructed to all students from the age of 11 and upwards, regardless of the kind of institution (Janowski, 1992, 43). A “West European language” was provided as a “second foreign language” only to pupils attending complete secondary school, in other words, institutions top to a school leaving certificate (Janowski, 1992, 43). From the 1989-90 academic year onward the finding out of Russian ceased to be compulsory, and, at about the very same time, the Polish government started to encourage the widespread teaching of West European languages in schools (Janowski, 1992, 50).

Goal of the Post

 The purpose of this short commentary is to decide if Polish greater school learners are studying Spanish so that they can receive jobs in Spain.

 New Instruction Initiative

 Fifty-five new teacher coaching colleges have been opened all through Poland in assistance of the government’s policy (Janowski,1992, 51) and by 1992 two foreign organizations had endorsed this new instruction initiative by sending volunteers to Poland: 1) Solidarity Eastern Europe, a Canadian company and 2) the American Peace Corps. Dr. Butler has initial-hand understanding about the activities of these organizations. In 1991, he was recruited by Solidarity Eastern Europe to teach English at Rzeszow University of Technologies, and whilst he was there had the pleasure to interface academically with a Peace Corps worker.

 Motivation for the Study

 The motivation for this perform is Spain’s existing “open door” policy towards Polish workers. Citizens of Poland have the exact same proper to be employed in Spain as Spaniards. Consequently, it is now a lot more essential than ever for Polish students to find out Spanish.

 The theoretical framework for this write-up is supplied by the basic notion of the college as an organization and social institution.

 Analysis Question

Are Polish larger school students studying Spanish so that they can get work in Spain? The predicted answer was “yes” due to the fact it is relatively simple for Poles to be employed in Spain.

Student Answers and Outcomes

On 12 Nov 2007 fifteen students who study full-time at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland have been asked to indicate on sheets of paper if they are studying Spanish so that they can secure employment in Spain. The final results are as follows: 87 % (No ) and 13  % (Yes).As a result, the predicted answer to our investigation query was not confirmed..

 Concluding Remarks

  Our findings have implications for Spanish language teaching at Polish greater schools. Nonetheless, it is advisable that a lot more investigation be carried out, in the future, involving further institutions

 Reference

 Janowski A. (1992), Polish Education: Alterations and Prospects. Oxford Research in Comparative Education two (1), 41-55.

 

Particular Note: Thank you to Dr. Kimberly Grantham Griffith and Dr. William Allan Kritsonis for their help in getting this manuscript published in America. See: www.nationalforum.com

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