ERIC Number: ED240854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: China.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This report discusses the role and status in China of the English language, the main foreign language in the country. The following topics are outlined: (1) The prevalence of English as a foreign language; (2) English within the educational system at preprimary through postsecondary levels, in preservice and inservice teacher training, in nonformal, adult education, and in distance education; (3) professional associations and organizations; (4) numbers and characteristics of English teachers; (5) instructional materials support and needs in the form of textbooks, software, and bookshops and libraries; (6) educational administration as it relates to English instruction at the ministry, provincial, and university levels; (7) development and planning for English instruction; (8) the extent of British, American, and other foreign and international agency support for English teaching; (9) commercial opportunities; (10) creative writing; (11) current research; and (12) other sources of information. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Language Dominance, Language Proficiency, Language Role, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.