This 1995 volume provides first-hand accounts of English teaching aid projects in 11 different countries, mostly from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Countries from six world regions are represented: China; Malaysia and Thailand; Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa; Mexico and Peru; Malta; and Sri Lanka.

The following subject areas are covered: policy, curriculum development, teacher training, course delivery, materials writing, resource centre development, testing, and use of media. The papers, written by ELT professionals directly involved in the projects, illustrate and explain the fast-growing demand for English worldwide at the time, and discuss the challenges of trying to meet that demand in very different contexts. Some of the reporting is necessarily factual and dry; however, much sheds fascinating light on constraints, including conflicting attitudes to education.

This book is free to download below as a pdf file.

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