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ERIC Number: EJ798317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Teaching in West Africa: Dig beneath the Surface
Briam, Carol
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n3 p330-333 2007
In this article, the author shares her experience teaching English to adult learners at the American Cultural Center in Dakar, Senegal, a poor, primarily Muslim country and former French colony in West Africa. Her class was composed of about 30 students, whose age ranged from about 18 to 50. They were mostly men and mostly Senegalese, along with a handful of students who were of Lebanese origin. Through conversational exchanges, the author learned a lot about the Senegalese culture, which is quite different from the American culture. For her, Senegal was a good soil. To unearth its good soil required only some time, a little patience, and a bit of digging.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Senegal