ERIC Number: ED231202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
English Language Teaching Profile: Zambia.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Zambia examines the role of English in society and in the educational system. The situation of English as the medium of instruction established by law is noted as well as its status as lingua franca along with the seven official Zambian vernaculars. English in the educational system is described for all levels from primary through adult education, as well as English for special purposes. The composition and qualifications of the teaching cadre on the primary and secondary levels are discussed as well as the training given in various teacher education colleges. Also discussed are (1) professional English organizations, (2) teaching materials, with emphasis on locally produced materials, (3) the use of English as the medium of instruction in the University of Zambia, (4) British and American support for English teaching, and (5) private educational institutions. Appendices provide lists of prescribed English texts for secondary schools in Zambia, language laboratories, and titles of films with fourth grade English content. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.