Cautious Path Through the Bramble: Integration of English Language Clinics into Language Syllabuses of UBE Schools in Kaduna State Nigeria


    This paper studies the need to integrate functional English language clinics to surmount the challenges of structurally-based curriculums and syllabuses of English language teaching and learning in Kaduna state Nigeria. It is true that there are various types of English language syllabuses used for teaching and learning especially at basic education as well as secondary and university levels. The paper consists of two objectives to determine the strength of the English language clinics and the extent to which teaching and learning the English language could be efficient enough among learners for effective communication. Two research questions were formulated to guide the conduct of this study. The research design adopted is a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was made up of 23.535 basic education teachers of English in Kaduna state out of which a sample of 392 was drawn for the conduct of the study. The research questionnaire was developed by the researcher and was subsequently validated by a team of experts in the field of language education. The researcher used Cronbach Alpha to primarily determine a reliability coefficient of 0.84. Statistical Mean scores and standard deviation were used by the researcher to answer the two research questions. It was found that there are various syllabuses used in the English language teaching and learning in basic education in Kaduna state, but learners’ pressing needs and challenges are not taken into account by teachers through converting the classroom into clinics to diagnose challenges and offer solutions. The paper recommends the use of workshops to intimate teachers on the techniques for the integration of the principles of English language clinics in Kaduna state Nigeria. 

    Keywords: English Language Clinics, Language Teaching, Syllabus, UBE Schools


    author/Lawal Suleiman

    journal/Tasambo JLLC | 20 Dec. 2022 |  P. 56-65