ERIC Number: ED126719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
English Language Teaching Profile; Country: Arab Republic of Egypt.
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
This paper presents a review of the current English language teaching situation in Egypt. The role of English in schools, in universities, as a medium of communication among the general public, and as a language of international communication is reviewed. English within the educational system is specifically considered, in terms of when it is introduced, the exposure in terms of hours, the materials used, the curriculum followed, the diplomas or certificates offered, and the evaluation methods. The administration of English programs, and special courses in English for special purposes and commercial English are discussed, as well as the teaching cadre and the instructional materials. The teaching staff is discussed in terms of qualifications, training, and evaluation. English outside the educational system is discussed in terms of the availability of classes and the demand for them, and in terms of the British and American support for teaching English. A list of the British Council staff and of British teachers is provided, and British activities such as exhibitions, BBC broadcasts, and publications are mentioned. Weaknesses in English instruction in the areas of teachers, curricula, textbooks and exams are dealt with, and a bibliography of relevant studies concludes the paper. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Egypt