Ziaul Hasan

Masters in English Language Teaching

East West University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tasnim Rahman

English Teacher and student of Masters in English Language Teaching

East West University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Abstract

Despite measures taken by the government to improve English skills of its mass, Bangladesh is still struggling to create a population skilled in the English language. While its neighboring countries have gone well ahead in terms of English language teaching, Bangladesh seems to lag behind. In such a state of ELT, it would be wise for Bangladesh to scrutinize English educational policies of countries like India, China and Sri Lanka to adopt or adapt one or more strategies of those countries in the local educational settings in order to ensure proper English education to its population. The paper does the same as it looks for a number of policies of those countries and attempts to predict what benefits Bangladesh would have got from implementing them.  This paper puts a number of recommendations for ELT in Bangladesh in the light of the policies. Besides, the paper also proposes number of policy reformations that might bring a positive change in the educational domain of the country.

Pragmatic ELT policies of neighboring countries–recommendations for Bangladesh  

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