700 Reasons: Reason #136

Reason: 136
The pedagogy associated with language learning provides a further contribution of languages to citizenship. Communicative methodology is itself democratic. Skills developed in language classes are thus directly transferable to citizenship education, i.e. discussing in pairs, expressing opinion, working with others, taking part in public discourse
Starkey, H., Osler, A. (2003) ‘Language teaching for cosmopolitan citizenship’ in Brown, K., Brown, M. (eds) Reflections on Citizenship in a Multilingual World (London: CILT), pp. 25-35
Related Keywords:
Citizenship, Communication, Democracy, Key skills, Teaching, Teamwork