National Leveling of ELT Educational Programs and Their Harmonization with European Requirements for Competitiveness on the Market - Opportunities and Challenges


  • Jovanka Jovanchevska



ELT, Modern English Language, educational programs levelling


The poor international competitiveness and the debatable language competences of the English language teaching staff educated in the Republic of Macedonia impose the need to revise the framework of higher education requirements for this profession and educational programs implemented by higher education institutions in the first place, as well as the professionalization of already existing staff. In this process, the main challenge resides in raising the operational level and standardization of the profession, followed by harmonization of national descriptors with the Common European Framework of Languages.