ERIC Number: ED254095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Cameroon.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
A description of the role and status of the English language in Cameroon begins with an overview of the distribution of English speakers and the common uses of English. 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 educational problems affecting the system in general, such as insufficient planning, an inadequate budget, and a shortage of qualified teachers, also seriously affect English instruction, but that significant improvements have been made in the last seven years, most of them under the aegis of the British Council and the Overseas Development Administration. These improvements include additional British-trained and well motivated instructors and donated equipment and books. (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.