European Journal of Language Policy

Language practice in Greece: The effects of European policy on multilingualism

European Journal of Language Policy (2009), 1, (1), 21–28.

Abstract

Greece accords a high importance to the maintenance of the Greek language and culture, and has traditionally affirmed the monolingual and monocultural nature of the country. As Greece has engaged more closely with wider European values, it has developed a stronger awareness of the values of multilingualism. Key factors in this area have been European integration, increased migration and the development of Greece's relationships with the neighbouring Balkan area. The teaching of Greek as a foreign or second language has been developed and the learning of major foreign languages has been strongly pursued and strengthened in primary and secondary education. And there is emerging recognition that ethnocentric attitudes towards less highly regarded languages also need to be challenged.

La Grèce s'attache fortement au maintien de la langue et de la culture grecques. Traditionnellement elle affirmait le caractère monolingue et monoculturel du pays. En s'engageant davantage dans la perspective des valeurs européennes, la Grèce a développé une conscience accrue des valeurs du multilinguisme. On constate l'importance de l'intégration européenne, les migrations et de l'évolution des rapports entre la Grèce et la région voisinante des Balkans. L'enseignement du grec langue étrangère ou langue seconde a fait des progrès, et l'apprentissage des langues étrangères majeures a été fortement encouragé dans les écoles et collèges du primaire et secondaire. Et l'on s'aperçoit qu'il est nécessaire de faire face aux attitudes ethnocentriques qui ont pesé sur les langues moins considérées.

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Kiliari, Angeliki