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Title:Language teaching in a multilingual environment with special reference to the teaching of Ki-Swahili in Mainland Tanzania primary schools
Author:Mhina, George A.
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:language instruction
African languages
languages of instruction
Abstract:General issues related to the problems of a Multilingual situation in so far as they affect planning for language teaching and subsequent plan implementation are discussed, with particular reference to Tanzania. The roles played by a language in a given society greatly affect language teaching programmes and in this respect there has been a change in Tanzania in the relative positions of English and Kiswahili. After the Arusba Declaration and the introduction of Education for Self Reliance in 1967, Kiswahili became the medium of instruction in primary education and is taught as a subject at all levels in the education system. However, English is still recognised as important and is still taught from the early years of primary education as well. Some of the issues discussed in more detail include the lack of linguistic research and description to support pedagogical efforts, the problem of textbooks, teacher training, and teaching methods App., notes, tab.