English in the German educational model for elders as exemplified by a people's High School (VHS) of Nord Rhein - Westfalia

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The authors focus on the phenomenon of People's Higher Schools (People's Universities), or VHS, in Germany as a kind of unique institutions of lifelong education for elder (grown-up) students. These educational centres are based on a long historical tradition of civil initiatives, aiming at fostering personal and civil values irrespective of the students' age and financial status. The authors have visited the VHS der Stadt Bielefeld, whose curricula, in particular those in foreign language teaching, they analyse in the light of the current challenges of European integration.

S E Bobrova

Peoples` Friendship University of Russia

Email: dartasie@mail.ru
Кафедра иностранных языковКафедра общего и русского языкознанияФилологический факультет; Российский университет дружбы народов; Peoples` Friendship University of Russia

E D Bobrova

Peoples` Friendship University of Russia

Email: dartasie@mail.ru <mailto:dartasie@mail.ru>
Кафедра иностранных языковКафедра общего и русского языкознанияФилологический факультет; Российский университет дружбы народов; Peoples` Friendship University of Russia

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