Mykhailo Podoliak


The article aims to analyze elementary and secondary school systems in Italy and Ukraine for the English language teaching. The analysis has been done owing to the results of the questionnaire of English teachers of both countries. The experience of teaching in both countries, as well as the propositions of improvement, mentioned by teachers of in the questionnaire, are analyzed in the paper. The comparative analysis of the educational and teaching process; the organization of school life and learning/teaching process; equipment supply in the schools; the qualification of teachers and the methodology they use while teaching languages; syllabuses and the duration of lessons and breaks have been done. The other significant goal of the paper was to provide the professional opinion of the teachers from both countries about the benefits and drawbacks of the presented school systems. The result of the questionnaire and research pointed out to a statement that the combination of both school systems, introducing and adjusting benefits to the peculiar features of a country's educational system, could have a positive effect. To improve school system one should investigate school systems of other countries, compare and single out benefits, introduce and adjust them to the features of the school system of a particular country.


school system; elementary school; middle school; English lessons; Italy; Ukraine.

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