ERIC Number: ED231194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Senegal.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Senegal examines the role of English in society and in the educational system. It is noted that English is the principal foreign language studied, but that it is used very little as a means of communication. The English curriculum is described, especially the secondary school examinations, school syllabus and textbook choice, university studies, English for special purposes, English for adults, and English by radio. Preservice and inservice teacher training is described in detail. Also discussed are (1) the considerable materials development and support from the "Centre de Linguistique Appliquee de Dakar," (2) the two ministries that share responsibility for educational administration, (3) English outside the educational system, (4) the extent of British and American support, (5) commercial opportunities, (6) creative writing, and (7) current research opportunities. A concluding statement indicates that the strengths of the English teaching program can be seen in a minority of pupils and that the direction of progress lies in expanding this minority. A bibliography, a statement regarding future propects, and a glossary of acronyms used in the profile are included. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.