English Language Education in Algeria in the Light of the Test-Oriented Teaching Approach

Benmoussat Smail, Benmoussat Nabil Djawad


The present paper is concerned with the current situation relating to the English Language Education in the light of the teach-to-the-test approach. As a way of start, it provides a diachronic overview of English Language Education in Algeria. Then, it incorporates an in-depth analysis of the current situation, with a particular focus on the teaching-testing ambivalence. Next, it moves on to a discussion of the newly-imposed role the English language ought to perform within the globalization framework. Finally, the last part of the paper culminates with the provision of a record of the different problems and issues EFL teachers have been encountering and experiencing in the teaching of English as a global language due to the deeply-rooted culture of learning highly characterized by an ever-growing hegemony of the test-oriented teaching; academic achievement oblige!

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v10i4.13310

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