April 2011

By Gladys Ngwi Focho

This paper explains how in francophone Cameroon, secondary school students appear to have little interest in English. Focho, however, believes that ‘the case for English for development is a compelling one’.

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.