Continuity of traditional and new tendencies in L1 teaching

A scientific essay on the challenges and projections


  • Milan Ligoš



competences, educational program, educational standard, educational strategy, mother tongue and literature, Slovak language and literature


The study focuses on the basic dimensions of the teaching of mother tongue (L1) in relation to new challenges and prospects in the European context. The introductory part of the paper highlights some stimuli and inspirations from Polish professional provenance in the second half of the 20th century. The core of the paper focuses on four basic dimensions in L1 teaching set against the background of a variety of relevant educational documents and decrees, current scientific knowledge, the author's research and authentic pedagogical practice. The dimensions are: 1. A reference framework for education in the EU focusing on the competences a person requires to function in the 21st century. 2. The training and life-long education of an L1 teachers, including the evaluation of the results of their work. 3. Educational programmes and standards for the teaching of L1, including the output measurement tools. 4. Compre-hensive cognition, diagnostics and pupil's personality development which respects the pupil's learning abilities and utilises the influence of the educational system and the overall circumstances of the pupil's life.




How to Cite

Ligoš, M. (2020). Continuity of traditional and new tendencies in L1 teaching: A scientific essay on the challenges and projections. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 20(1), 1–18.