EXPLORING THE IMPORTANCE OF PLURILINGUAL COMPETENCE IN THE PRE-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING: A CASE STUDY OF TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES OF ALGERIA
The present research paper highlights the importance of plurilingual competence to language education in pre-service teacher training at the Teacher Training College of Bouzareah-Algeria-. The study is designed to gain insight into the development of pluringual competence in the pre-service program that is addressed to the students of the departments of French and English. It aims at enhancing the teaching and learning of foreign languages in order to meet the universal requirements related to interculturality and plurilingualism.To achieve the above mentioned aims, the researchers interviewed ENSB teacher trainers to investigate their perceptions towards the teaching of that competence. A qualitative method was then employed by using a semi-structured interview with university teachers of Didactics and Language Studies in order to identify the extent of interest that is assigned to the development of plurilingual competence in the teaching practices as well as the syllabus content.
Keywords: Professionalizing Training, Plurilingualism, Foreign Languages, Perceptions