ERIC Number: ED231196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Peru.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
The role and status of English in Peru are examined, with attention directed to: (1) English within the education system; (2) teachers of English; (3) educational administration of English teaching, (4) materials support, development, and planning, (5) English outside the education system; (6) British and American support for the teaching of English, (7) commercial opportunities, and (8) current research. While English is not taught at the primary level, a foreign language (usually English) is compulsory at the secondary level for two periods a week for 5 years. In both national and private universities, there is increased interest in English with a demand for courses from both students and teachers, particularly by the science faculties. Because of the low standard of English in the schools, almost all university English programs begin with at least a year's general language work. Preservice teacher training for language teachers currently takes place in six centers, five of which have university status and provide a degree in education with a specialization in the teaching of English and one other subject. Facilities for inservice training are few and limited to short courses. The number of teachers of English with adequate language and training is inadequate to meet the demand at all levels. As a result of this inadequacy, privately organized programs of English are increasing. British teaching materials are widely used at all levels, and requests are frequently made for British assistance in running English teaching programs. In addition, there are American Bi-National Centers teaching English in nine cities. (SW)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, International Educational Exchange, Language Role, Language Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Proprietary Schools, Public Education, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.