ERIC Number: ED239501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Lesotho.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
A profile of the role and status of the English language in Lesotho, Africa, is presented. The following topics are outlined: (1) the extent of the use of English as the second official language; (2) instruction in English at the elementary and secondary levels and at each of the postsecondary institutions in the country; (3) the number, ratio, and training of English teachers at all levels; (4) instructional materials commonly used at all levels; (5) administration of related instructional programs; (6) English teaching program development; (7) British, American, and other agency support for the teaching of English; (8) opportunities for development of commercial English materials; (9) creative writing; and (10) sources of further information. It is found that although the need for English training is growing in Lesotho, there is no coherent public policy regarding its use or instruction, and standards of spoken and written English appear to be getting worse. (MSE)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Language Dominance, Language of Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Role, Language Usage, Modern Language Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education
British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
Identifiers: Lesotho; Sesotho