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LINGUIST List 23.3233

Mon Jul 30 2012

FYI: The Teaching of Modern Languages in Zambia

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Jul-2012
From: Alex Kasonde <alex_ka82yahoo.fr>
Subject: The Teaching of Modern Languages in Zambia
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The teaching of modern languages in Zambia is undergoing profound changes in response to cultural, social and political developments. African languages continue to acquire greater recognition as seen in translation of various official documents, notably the recent Draft Constitution. At the same time, English is perceived as language of international communication. French continues as the leading foreign language in the country. However, the successful introduction of Chinese and pressure to include German and Portuguese in the school curriculum are raising prospects for the teaching of modern languages in the country. These developments call for analysis, debate and reflection. Hence, the need for this book project. Papers concerning any aspect of the teaching of modern languages in Zambia by language practitioners, such as educators and writers will be considered for publication as book chapters. Language requirements: Abstracts: English (US) and French (France) Book Chapters: English (US) or French (France) Page length requirements: Abstracts: One page (circa 100 words) Book Chapters: 9 pages Formatting requirements: Prospective authors must format their contributions according to Instructions for Authors document. Please contact Alex Kasonde for the instructions. Submission deadlines: Abstracts: Before 30 December 2012 First Draft: Before 30 April 2013 Final Draft: Before 30 July 2013 Contact information for submitting email submissions: Alex Kasonde PhD alex_ka82yahoo.fr Africa University Humanities and Social Sciences PO Box 1320 Mutare (Zimbabwe) Post.Net Box 168, Private Bag E891, Lusaka (Zambia)

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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