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Contexts of language equipment in PUBescents in the Czech Republic
 
[Kontexty jazykovE vybavenosti PUBescentU v CR]
 
Helena Vomackova

doi: 10.18355/PG.2017.6.1.6

Abstract
Language knowledge and skills in a globalized world is a practical necessity for future professional employment and the career development of school children. This paper examines this equipment with language knowledge and skills through school results of pupils in foreign language courses at the beginning of the lower secondary education (6th form of primary schools) in the Czech Republic. It draws our attention to drawbacks of using a five-point school classification system, both from the perspective of the teacher and that of the pupil. For its accessibility/affordability and simplicity, however, the final school classification in this research paper has made use of the dependent variable, the correlations of which are observed in relation to the following selected independent variables: territorial jurisdiction, the nature of the pupil´s family, the education level of his/her parents, the natural aptitude of the pupil, the tendency of the pupil to a particular value type. To demonstrate the mutual relations, the authoress of this paper makes use of the Chi-square test at the 5% significance level and a polemic about the contexts of the discovered statistical significance. These relationships suggest that foreign language school achievements, behind which the level of language skills is hidden, is a broad-spectrum issue with numerous multiple effects.

Key words
Language literacy, school results in foreign language, drawbacks of a five-point classification system, statistically significant relations.

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