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Summary: EYL in private language schools
 
Country Number of schools significant? % of public school students attending them How much English is taught? Differences from EYL provision in public schools Materials used for EYL

Argentina Only in Buenos Aires Not stated 3-10 hours/
week
More advanced classes; different methodology Mainly imported from UK

Austria No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bahrain Yes 15-20% 3-4 hours/
week
Students attain a higher level of English competence UK and US materials

Bangladesh Yes 5% estimated 4 hours/
week
Students' English is more advanced Imported textbooks

Brazil Yes Not stated 2.5 hours/
week
N/A (there is no public provision) Imported UK and US textbooks

Colombia Yes 10% Not stated Not stated Not stated

Croatia Yes Not stated 2 hours/
week
Better conditions Local and international materials

Cyprus Yes 5% approximately 2-3 hours/
week
No significant differences Various, mostly imported from UK

Czech Republic Yes Under 20% 2 hours/
week
Students' English is more advanced Same as in public schools

Ecuador Yes 10% approximately 5 hours/
week
Different methodology, more advanced English International materials

Ethiopia No N/A N/A Not stated N/A

France Yes Not stated Up to 6 hours/week More advanced classes; methodology more likely to be UK-based In-house, published and authentic

Greece Yes 80% approximately 3-6 hours/
week
Children start earlier and become more advanced; facilities are better Variety of local and international materials

Hong Kong Only the British Council 2,060 EYL students per term 2.67 hours/
week x 9 weeks (BC school)
Different methodology BC materials

Hungary No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Iceland No N/A N/A N/A N/A

India - Goa No N/A N/A N/A N/A

India - Gujarat No N/A N/A N/A N/A

India - Maharashtra No N/A N/A N/A N/A

India - West Bengal No information available No information available No information available No information available No information available

Indonesia Yes 10% 3 hours/
week
Not stated Many kinds

Israel Yes Not stated 1-2 hours/
week
These lessons provide support for students with difficulties Not stated

Korea Yes Up to 90% Not stated Not stated Not stated

Latvia No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Malaysia Yes Not stated Not stated Not stated Both local and international materials

Mexico No 30,000 (estimate) 3 hours/
week
Not stated International materials

Netherlands No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pakistan No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Poland Yes 35 - 50% in cities; fewer in smaller towns 2 hours/
week
Lessons may be more advanced; methodology more modern; teaching more interactive International course books, cassettes, videos

Romania No N/A N/A Not stated N/A

Russia Yes No statistics available Not stated Not stated Not stated

Slovenia Yes Not stated 2 hours/
week
No differences on the whole International materials

South Africa No Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated

Spain Yes Not stated 3 hours/
week
Different, more communicative methodology In-house and international materials

Sri Lanka Yes Less than 1% Not stated Not stated Not stated

Sudan Yes, but all in Khartoum 5% approximately 6 hours/
week
Students perform better; teaching is exam-oriented Not stated

Taiwan Yes Not stated Not stated Children start English earlier; more hours of English are offered International and local course books and in-house materials

Tunisia No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Turkey No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ukraine Yes 5% 4-6 hours per week More advanced lessons; different methodology International materials

UAE Yes Not stated Not stated Not stated International materials

Venezuela Yes 2-3% estimated 4 hours/
week
Not stated Imported materials



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