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Title:The role of English in education in Mozambique
Author:Mkuti, Lukas D.ISNI
Periodical:The English Academy Review
Geographic term:Mozambique
Subjects:language instruction
English language
Abstract:When Mozambique became independent in 1975, the Portuguese language was adopted as the official language of the country. The first national conference on English language teaching in Mozambique took place in 1994. This paper examines the position of English at secondary schools, teacher training institutions, and at university level, as well as its material circumstances. In 1990 the introduction of private education in Mozambique was allowed. Since then, many English language schools have sprung up in the country. At the moment there is a linguistic revolution taking place in Mozambique. In the long run, the place and influence of Portuguese will weaken and English will slowly take a more prominent role. To strengthen the teaching of English in the country, financial resources need to be invested in projects such as the production of learning materials, workshops and seminars, and short courses. Bibliogr.