Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 3 September 2019                                Pp.299-308
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no3.20

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Teaching Tamazight in Mostaganem: Challenges and Perspectives

 

Yasmina Sakina BELKHIR
Gender Studies, Languages and Sociolinguistic Diversity (GSLSD)
Department of English
Faculty of Foreign Langauges
University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis (UMAB),Mostaganem, Algeria

  Bakhta ABDELHAY
  Gender Studies, Languages and Sociolinguistic Diversity (GSLSD)
Department of English
Faculty of Foreign Langauges
University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis (UMAB),Mostaganem, Algeria

 

 

Abstract:
Teachers are crucial agents of any language education planning as they can make it succeed or fail. In this article, we intend to provide state of the art, concerning teaching Tamazight in Algeria through a case study. We conducted research in Mostaganem city where Tamazight is introduced in 9 primary schools. This investigation aims to study the role of Tamazight teachers’ entry- profiles and the challenges they are facing. We collect data by employing questionnaires and interviews. These research methods help to give insightful information about the reality, needs, and challenges of Tamazight’s instructors. The findings reveal that educators need training, and involvement of specialists to arrange the contexts where Tamazight is being introduced (attitudes). So, more efforts should be spent to improve the situation for achieving the objectives behind the formulation of the Tamazight policy.
Keywords: Education planning, language planning, teachers’ training, Tamazight teachers’ profiles, challenges

Cite as:  BELKHIR, Y. S., & BDELHAY, B. (2019). Teaching Tamazight in Mostaganem: Challenges and Perspectives. Arab World English Journal, 10 (3)299-308.

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no3.20

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Yasmina Sakina BELKHIR is a PhD student specialized in language management and
sociolinguistic diversities in the department of English at the University of Mostaganem. Fields of
interests are applied linguistics, TEFL and education policy. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-
5848-5149