ERIC Number: ED119462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Overall View of English in Mexico.
Scott, Grace C.
At pre-primary and primary levels in Mexico there are 50,000 schools, where English is not required. There are about 3,000 bilingual private English/Spanish schools, but no overall standards apply for the English program. At the secundaria (junior high) level, 2,200,000 students attend 6,500 schools, and are required to study English or French three hours a week for three years. About 95 percent study English. There are l0,000 English teachers at this level, and classes have over 50 students. Private schools have a more extended program and smaller classes. Private commercial and technical academies teach business or technical English, but there is no program coordination. An inservice training program was instituted recently to train English teachers all over the country. At present only l0 percent have had teacher training courses. A television program broadcasts secundaria-level programs, including English. At the preparatoria or high school level, there are about 50,000 students, and schools have no coordination of English programs. At university level, each school has its own program, and many have foreign language centers. Numerous private institutions and bicultural centers offer English courses to adults. (CHK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Los Angeles, Calif., March 4-9, 1975)