April 2011

By Danny Whitehead

This paper examines the role of English in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and concludes that there is a case for English language teaching in this context in a broader mother tongue-based education system.

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.