ERIC Number: ED187127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
English Language Teaching Profile: Cameroon.
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
This profile in outline form of the English language teaching situation in the United Republic of Cameroon discusses the role of English within the society and within the educational system. Cameroon is an officially bilingual state consisting of five francophone provinces and two anglophone provinces. In the anglophone provinces, English is the medium of instruction on all levels and is widely used as the official language of government and in business. In the francophone provinces, English is taught as a subject in secondary schools and is used as the partial medium of instruction on the university level. It is increasingly being recognized that English is of great importance as a means of international communication. Curriculum and programs of study in both English- and French-speaking provinces are described, as well as the status of teaching personnel and teacher training. Also discussed are the textbooks and instructional materials used, English instruction outside the educational system, and British support for the teaching of English. (AMH)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language of Instruction, Language Role, Language Teachers, Language Usage, Official Languages, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Teacher Education
British Council, Printing and Publishing Department, 65 Davies Street, London, WlY 2AA England
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.