| 1. Country and/or region
to which the answers refer.
2. Name of British Council recipient/co-ordinator of answers to this questionnaire
3. Name and professional role of the person actually providing the responses (if different from 2 above). Please also supply contact address/e-mail address for Shelagh Rixon to use for clarifications and queries.
State school provision
4. Is there any EYL teaching in as part of the curriculum in compulsory state education? If YES, please go to Q5. If NO, go to Q18.
5. How many years ago, approximately, was EYL introduced as an official part of the curriculum in compulsory state education? (If you know the exact date, please give it).
6. At the moment, when does EYL start as an official part of the curriculum ? (Please express your answer as a Year/Grade of schooling and add the age range that this represents, e.g. 'Primary Year Three, about 7 - 8 years of age').
7. Has the age for starting EYL been changed since 1980?
8. Is there any widespread teaching of English to YL in public education at a stage BEFORE the official starting stage?
9. Please indicate the number of hours per school year officially allocated for EYL. If there is a difference in provision for different grades, please give details.
10. Please indicate how these EYL hours are distributed (e.g. 'There are 30 teaching weeks in a school year, and EYL lessons are 2.5 hours a week in 5 half hour sessions').
11. If you can, please give the most up-to-date statistics for numbers of EYL teachers and pupils in the public education system in your country.
Which kinds of teachers are involved in the official
teaching of EYL in the public education system? Choose
from the categories below. If you can, please add an
approximate % figure for each category that you select.
Who is considered in your country to be eligible to teach
EYL in the public education system? You can choose one,
or several answers:
14. Nationwide, are schools able to find enough eligible EYL teachers for their needs? If YES, how was this achieved? If NO, what steps are being taken to increase the numbers of suitable teachers?
What official documents exist at the moment to guide
teachers about the content of EYL teaching in your
country? Choose one answer.
How free are teachers and schools to choose which sorts
of materials to use? Choose one answer.
What sorts of teaching materials are used? Select all
answers which apply.
18. Plans for the future in your country or region. Is an innovation with regard to EYL in public compulsory education under discussion or officially agreed for the near future? E.g. a lowering of the starting age or an increase in the hours per year?
EYL in the private sector
In many countries there is a vigorous private sector involved in EYL which we have separated into three main categories which you will find below.
Private primary schools providing a mainstream general
education for children of parents who can pay fees. Are
these schools present in any significant way in your
country? YES/NO. If YES, please answer the questions
Private sector language schools which are parallel and
supplementary to the mainstream general education system
(for instance, the British Council's Teaching Centres).
Are such schools present in any significant way in your
country? YES/NO If YES, please answer the questions
Private tuition in English, either lessons for children
in their own homes by a visiting tutor, or for small
groups of children who meet in a place of the tutor's
choosing. Does this exist in your country in any
significant way? YES/NO. If YES,
The place of English for YL compared with other foreign languages
22. Are any other (non-L1) languages than English an official part of the curriculum in compulsory state education? YES/NO. If YES, please list the languages learned, and give the normal starting age.
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