How long do we have? November 20, 2009Posted by Seamus in English for Progress.
Tags: British Council, British Council India, British Council Sri Lanka, David Graddol, education, ELT conference, English for Progress, English Next India, language policy
Three things I heard yesterday.
1. Colombia’s National Bilingual Programme is a 16 – year programme and started 11 years after a new language policy was enacted.
2. China is engaged in a 40-year language programme.
3. The UK Education acts of 1911 and 1918 which liberalised curriculum did not translate into progressive practice in the classroom until the 1960s.
What about India?