ERIC Number: ED231207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Mexico.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Mexico examines the role of English in society and in the educational system. It is noted that the extent to which English is used in Mexico is affected by the country's proximity to the United States. The educational system is described, with emphasis on English instruction which begins in secondary school. It is noted that the status of English is the most encouraging at the tertiary level. The composition of the teaching cadre is discussed as well as teacher qualifications, certification, and the problem of providing enough teachers for the ever increasing number of students. Also discussed are the availability of English language textbooks, English teaching in the private sector, the extent of British support for the teaching of English, U.S. support, and the status of current research. The concluding general statement provides a detailed outline of the strengths and weaknesses of the present English language teaching siuation. Appended is information on the status of English literature and British Council involvement in English literature programs. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.