HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION: CZECH WALDORF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADUATES’ EXPERIENCES OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE LESSONS
This article is a follow-up to my study titled Foreign Language Instruction in Waldorf Elementary School: Students’ Views and Perceptions, published in the second issue of Slavonic Pedagogical Studies Journal in 2016. While the first paper dealt with Waldorf foreign language learning experience at elementary school as perceived by five of their graduates, the second one tracks the same group of students into their first semester of high school, and examines how they coped with the transition challenges. In an interview consisting of open-ended questions the participants were asked to describe and interpret their initial academic experience in foreign languages against the background of their Waldorf schooling.
Waldorf education, foreign language instruction, transition experience, high school