Public sector primary schools
|Is EYL taught
as an official part of the curriculum in public sector primary
50 years ago
|At what age
do students begin EYL?
(Year 1) as a subject; 10 (Year 5) as a medium
significant changes in teaching EYL taken place since 1980?
any widespread teaching of English before the official starting
age for compulsory EYL?
Most pre-school nurseries focus on English to
prepare children for English medium schools.
hours a week/school year are officially allocated for EYL?
EYL teachers and students are there in the public education system?
the EYL teaching?
The class teacher (50%)
A specialist teacher working in a single
|Who is eligible
to teach EYL in the public education system?
established primary teacher with pre-service
training at college or university
are schools able to recruit enough EYL teachers?
thanks to pre-service training
guidelines exist for EYL teaching?
is a fairly detailed description of suitable
|Do EYL teaching
materials have to be approved?
and within the school's budget
are typically used?
Lesson materials devised by teachers themselves
Materials adapted by teachers from several
Locally published coursebooks
foreign languages are taught at primary level?
from age 6
|Are any changes
in the provision of EYL planned or anticipated?
Private sector primary schools
Private tuition for Young Learners