ERIC Number: ED231206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Singapore.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Singapore examines the role of English in society and in the educational system. It is noted: (1) that English is the most important of the four official languages, (2) that education is provided in the four languages on the primary and secondary levels, and (3) that English is the medium of instruction on the university level. The number of hours allocated to English instruction, the numbers of teachers and students involved in it, various projects and government policies, and the regional English Language Centre are described. The composition of the teaching cadre is discussed. It is noted that most direct English teaching is now done by native Singaporeans and that teacher training and recruitment are government responsibility. Also discussed are English language textbook and other materials supports, English outside the educational system, and British and U.S. support for the teaching of English. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.