This publication by Hywel Coleman examines the language situations in eight West African nations – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo.


It describes the roles that English plays, ways in which English is taught, who teaches it, and how learners and their teachers perceive the language.

This publication is free to download and there are also supplementary materials available in English and French.


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