ERIC Number: ED243324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Algeria.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
A survey of the status and use of the English language in Algeria is presented. The following topics are outlined: (1) the role of English as a third language, (2) its place within the educational system at all levels and in each graduate institution, (3) the status of British expatriates teaching English in Algeria and of Algerian teachers of English, (4) the availability of instructional materials, (5) educational administration in relation to English teaching, (6) the development and planning of English instruction, (7) English usage outside the educational system, (8) British and other foreign support for English instruction, (9) commercial opportunities, (10) the status of creative writing in English, (11) current related research projects, and (12) sources of further information. It is concluded that the major weakness in English instruction in Algeria is the lack of books and teaching materials at all levels. A second significant weakness is the lack of substantial teacher training for the secondary level and inservice training at all levels. Barriers to solving these problems are found in currency inflexibility and in strong political and cultural ties to France and the French language. (MSE)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), English Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, International Educational Exchange, Language Dominance, Language Usage, Program Administration, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.