English is taught as a compulsory subject in Bangladeshi schools, both at primary and secondary levels. While the national 'English for Today' curriculum stresses communicative use of the language, this does not appear to be effectively implemented as widespread concerns have been expressed about the ability of students to communicate in English.
This study was undertaken to determine the current methods used to support and develop the professional practices of teachers of English. Baseline Study 5 enables EIA to establish what is already in use for the teaching and support of English in Primary and Secondary classrooms in Bangladesh. The audit of training both for trainers and teachers of English will provide baseline information from different organisations involved in English training for teachers and adults.
English in Action. An audit of a range of English language teacher training and adult provision. Baseline Study 5. (2009) 46 pp.
An audit of a range of English language teacher training and adult provision. Baseline Study 5