Educational Reforms and EFL Teaching at Algerian Middle and Secondary Schools

  • Mustapha GASMI University of Laghouat (Algeria)
Keywords: Algerian educational system, Educational reforms, EFL teaching, Innovations

Abstract

Nowadays schools face enormous challenges. In response to a very complex society and a technology-based economy, schools are required to meet the new standards and educate students to higher academic standards than ever before. Besides, the goal of higher education in Algeria is to impart knowledge and skills to an increasing proportion of the population for future professional, academic and social leadership for the country. The present work reviews the literature on the evolution of pedagogical theories from the lecturer style to the development of a blended learning environment. It starts by providing an overview about the current learning theories. It then sheds some light on the status and role of English in Algeria. The important role of learning English as a foreign language, with special focus on English composition teaching, is also discussed. The educational reforms that were led by both the Algerian Education Ministry are highlighted focusing on the methods and innovations newly adopted.

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Published
2020-09-27
How to Cite
GASMI, M. (2020). Educational Reforms and EFL Teaching at Algerian Middle and Secondary Schools. Social Sciences Journal, 9(2(Add), 211-217. Retrieved from http://journals.lagh-univ.dz/index.php/ssj/article/view/884
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