Foreign Language Education in Post-Colonial English Speaking Caribbean

Bakker-Mitchell, Ivy A.
September 2002
Journal of Instructional Psychology;Sep2002, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p192
Academic Journal
Foreign language education in the Caribbean has improved since the post-colonial era. However, language teaching and learning in this region needs to be revisited so that it caters to the needs of a broader society. This can be done with the implementation of better and more meaningful programs. It must go beyond high school and must now include elementary schools and persons in the broader community�businessmen, travelers and parents. This can only be achieved by a significant increase in the number of foreign language teachers who are better prepared. Foreign consulates in the Caribbean must also play an important role in language acquisition. Improved foreign language teaching and learning will result in better communication, greater job opportunities and improved trade among the English, Spanish and French speaking Caribbean countries.


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