Teaching English to Young Learners in Rural and Urban Areas of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Abdullah Al Mamun Bhuiyan King Khalid University

Keywords:

Young learners, primary education, rural and urban areas

Abstract

Since the education system in Bangladesh is changing for last couple of years, we see the reflection of this change in primary education also. Government, ministry of education and concerned authorities are trying to bring changes in curriculum, materials, activities, techniques of teaching, quality of teachers etc. This change is essential in English language teaching since it is taught as a second language in Bangladesh. Therefore, in this research paper, the researcher focused on English language teaching of young learners in primary schools of rural and urban areas of Bangladesh. This study addresses two central research objectives: examining the condition of English language teaching in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh, and noticing factors which are creating gap between rural and urban young learners of Bangladesh. He uses questionnaire and informal interview for data collection. Data has been analyzed through qualitative and quantitative research studies. The respondents from both rural and urban areas expressed dissatisfaction over shortage of teachers and work load. Both teachers say that young learners like English as a subject. He found that government and different stake holders have already taken some initiatives to minimize the gap in English language teaching.

Author Biography

Abdullah Al Mamun Bhuiyan, King Khalid University

Lecturer, Faculty of Languages and Translation

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2015-03-24

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