April 2011

By Nigussie Negash

In this paper, Negash contrasts the opinions of ‘experts’ – who argue for caution in, for example, adopting English as a medium of instruction – with the views of survey interviewees and others, who perceive English in a positive light.

This chapter is an extract from the publication Dreams and Realities: Developing Countries and the English Language, edited by Hywel Coleman, which presents a selection of papers about people’s experiences of English language policy and English development projects from around the world.