ERIC Number: ED260586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
English Teaching Profile: Turkey.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
A profile of the state of English and English instruction in Turkey covers the following topics: a description of the role and status of English language use in industry and commerce, government, and education; the role of English at all levels of the educational system; the availability, characteristics, and training of teachers of English; the type of materials support available at all levels of instruction; educational administration in relation to English instruction, development, and planning for the teaching of English; the type of and demand for English instruction outside the educational system; the level of British, American, and other agency support for English instruction; and commercial opportunities, creative writing, and current research on English language and literature. A strong interest in the English language is noted at all levels in Turkey as well as wide enthusiasm for English literature. Although English is recognized as vital for Turkey's development in the international arena, meeting the demand for high quality English instruction has become difficult. Understaffing, lack of funds, and undertrained instructors present problems in teacher training. A short bibliography is also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Creative Writing, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language of Instruction, Language Research, Language Role, Language Teachers, Material Development, Second Language Programs, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
Identifiers - Location: Turkey