ERIC Number: ED231191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Arab Republic of Egypt.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Egypt examines the role of English in society and in the educational system. The status of English as the main foreign language and as the medium of instruction in a small number of influential schools is discussed as well as the extent and content of the university English course. Also discussed are the need for English teachers, the materials used in the schools, and the key posts in the administrative structure that are significantly involved in English language teaching. A historical survey of development and planning activities, including learning objectives, is provided as well as a short description of opportunities for English instruction outside the educational system. The avenues of British and American support for English instruction as described as well as commercial opportunities for publication of English language materials, incentives for creative writing, and the current state of research. A bibliography and a concluding statement on the main weaknesses of the present situation complete the profile. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.