Public sector primary schools
|Is EYL taught
as an official part of the curriculum in public sector primary
has always been in the curriculum
|At what age
do students begin EYL?
1 in the National schools
Year 3 in the
National-type schools (where the medium of
instruction is the vernacular)
significant changes in teaching EYL taken place since 1980?
any widespread teaching of English before the official starting
age for compulsory EYL?
English is introduced at pre-school level
hours a week/school year are officially allocated for EYL?
||8 x 30minute periods per week
are given over to English in Lower Primary, 9 in Upper Primary.
EYL teachers and students are there in the public education system?
the EYL teaching?
The class teacher (35%)
An English optionist (not a specialist)
Another qualified teacher (not an
|Who is qualified
to teach EYL in the public education system?
An established primary teacher who has passed a
local test of English
An established primary teacher who has
passed an internationally recognised test of
A primary teacher who has successfully
completed a special in-service training course in
English and/or EYL methodology
A teacher who has had pre-service training
at college or university and who is qualified to
become a teacher at primary level
A secondary teacher who is willing to
teach in a primary school
A university graduate of English
are schools able to recruit enough eligible EYL teachers?
The teacher shortage is being addressed through
guidelines exist for EYL teaching?
are given the syllabus, the curriculum
specification for the year, the text book and a
|Do EYL teaching
materials have to be approved?
and they must be within the school budget
are typically used?
Original teaching materials devised by teachers
Materials adapted by teachers from several
Locally published coursebooks
Newspapers and magazines.
foreign languages are taught at primary level?
|Are any changes
in the provision of EYL planned or anticipated?
Private sector primary schools
Private tuition for Young Learners