ERIC Number: ED080008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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English in Africa: A Guide to the Teaching of English as a Second Language with Particular Reference to the Post-Primary School Stages.
McGregor, G. P.
This UNESCO source book concerns the development of the teaching of English as the language of instruction in English-speaking Africa with particular attention to the problems of the secondary school course. It is intended primarily for African educators in senior positions who have not had a chance to receive formal training in teaching English as a second language. The various chapters concern issues which are vital to an English-as-a-second-language course at the secondary level: aims and attitudes, vocabulary selection and the grading of teaching materials, reading, writing, study skills, grammar, speech, drama, and poetry. The author stresses the importance of a solid foundation in the first year of a student's English study. The final chapter offers suggestions for preparing students for the School Certificate test when they have not had an adequate introduction to English. Appendixes concern audiovisual aids, English language testing, and recommended reading. (VM)
Descriptors: African Culture, Audiovisual Aids, Drama, Educational Attitudes, English (Second Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Planning, Language Role, Language Skills, Poetry, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Speech Communication, Study Skills, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Heinemann Educational Books Ltd., 48 Charles St., London W1X 8AH, England ($9.00)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Africa