Georgia, Tbilisi, March 29 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
The Language Policy Unit of the Council of Europe, promoting the development of multilingual education in the European region, conducted a comparative analysis of national curriculums at the primary level of education in the member countries of the Council of Europe last year and in early 2013. The analysis aimed to find out how and in what form the mechanisms to facilitate the development of multilingual education are reflected in the curriculum at a national level.
According to the Ministry of Education of Georgia, the Language Policy Unit's report positively evaluated the strategy applied in the national curriculum of Georgia. This strategy according to the ministry, divides language standards not in classes, but levels of knowledge. This approach, having no analogues in the curricula of other countries of the CoE member states, provides a good opportunity to really assess the language proficiency of students in a particular class, provides flexible learning process and a vertical sequence of language learning.
The report also says that language standards have been set in a common conceptual framework in Georgia that allows transferring the experience of studying one language to another.