British Council survey of policy and practice in primary English language teaching worldwide

This global survey provides an overview of contexts in the area of teaching English to primary school children.

It covers a wide variety of countries and regions. The book will interest and inform policymakers, researchers and practitioners in the field.

Based on information from experts in 64 contexts, it addresses policy decisions, trends and matters such as syllabuses and curricula, the time dedicated to English teaching, materials used, teacher qualifications, and assessment. It also considers the relationships between public and private sector English teaching and the growing trend to offer English teaching at pre-school level. The analysis and discussion of these themes and the raw data in the individual context report sheets are a valuable source of information on, and insight into, primary school English language learning worldwide.

You can download this publication in pdf format below.

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