ERIC Number: ED231204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile (Provisional): Venezuela.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Venezuela discusses the status of English in society and in the educational system. It also gives an account of Venezuelan political, economic, and social life. A description is given of the education system and reforms that have been proposed for nursery school through higher education. Recognition of English as the first foreign language to be studied is noted. From the little information available, the teaching cadre and training programs are described, and materials support, largely in the form of books, is discussed. Also discussed are (1) the educational administration policies with regard to the teaching of English, (2) national development and planning activities, (3) English outside the educational system, (4) British and U.S. support for the teaching of English, (5) other agency support, (6) commercial opportunities, (7) the status of creative writing in English, (8) the initial stages of research support, and (9)professional associations. A concluding statement notes that Venezuela's problems--in English language teaching as well as other areas--come less from economic than from communication factors. Sources of further information are noted. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.