Improving English Language Training in Tanzania
Swahili is the language of education for primary schools in Tanzania, but at secondary and higher education levels, all classes are taught in English. Although student registration numbers are improving across the country, the transition from Swahili to English can lead to difficulties in communication and understanding for both teachers and their students, resulting in poorer pass rates.
EQUIP-T ELT is our Education Development and Quality Improvement Project for English Language Teacher Training in Tanzania. We work closely with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to provide world-class expertise to improve the quality of English teacher training in Tanzania.
The ultimate beneficiaries of this English Language Training project are the young students in secondary schools, who have benefitted from improved teaching methods. The project had reached over 230,000 Form One students from 800 schools across Tanzania by March 2016, when it was handed over to the Ministry. Below you can download the new materials (‘Baseline’) endorsed by the MoEST for use in secondary schools nationally.