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ERIC Number: ED096812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-8
Pages: 11
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Teacher Training for the Non-Native Speaker in Francophone Africa.
Taska, Betty K.
Recent political, social, and economic changes in sub-Saharan Africa have created a new demand for English teaching on a vast scale. The immediate aim of English teaching programs in the French-speaking countries should be to increase the number of national teachers of English who can supply the local school systems. Teacher training programs in francophone Africa range from quite carefully developed down to inadequate and struggling. In most countries there is only one Ecole Normale Superieure, where students can take both content courses and teacher training courses. Many more of these schools are needed. The pattern of conducting English classes in French, following a French syllabus, and using French-published texts, is beginning to change with the introduction into the school systems of new teachers trained in audiolingual methods. Since many newly certified teachers are often placed in remote areas where their contact with English is extremely limited , it is imperative that a program of inservice training, inspection, and seminars be established to continue a new teacher's contact with English and to reinforce his competence. The extreme shortage of books throughout the continent must also be remedied if African English teaching programs are going to continue to improve. (PP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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