ERIC Number: ED254093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Yemen Arab Republic.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
A description of the role and status of the English language in the Yemen Arab Republic begins with a general statement concerning the distribution of English speakers and the use of English language materials. Subsequent sections outline: (1) the use and status of English within the educational system at all levels, including teacher education; (2) the availability of English language materials and resources; (3) the structure of educational administration relating to English instruction; (4) development and planning efforts; (5) English outside the educational system; (6) British, American, and other agency support for English teaching; (7) commercial opportunities relating to the English language; (8) creative writing in English; (9) current research; and (10) other sources of information about the situation. A concluding statement notes that the importance of English is recognized nationally, although the educational system is conservative and concerned with immediate tasks, and a British curriculum development project is receiving strong support from Yemeni authorities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Industry, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, International Cooperation, Language Role, Language Teachers, National Surveys, Research Projects, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.