Von der Notwendigkeit der Verknüpfung von National- und Fremdsprachen im Prozess der Alphabetisierung und der informellen Bildung in Burkina Faso

Jean-Claude Bationo


According to the 2006 national census 71,06% of Burkina Faso’s estimated 14 million inhabitants are

functionally illiterate. This staggering number is referred to in explaining the slow social, economical

and political development of the country; it is also linked to the high incidence of poverty in Burkina

Faso. The government is aware of these connections between literacy and social circumstances and

thus is determined to combat poverty through a literacy campaign. This article describes some of these

attempts and critically reflects on the importance of the mastery of literacy in national languages,

linking this also to the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

Keywords Schlüsselbegriffe: .Alphabetisierung, informelle Bildung, Sprachenpolitik, Nationalsprachen undFremdsprachen, Stellensuche

: literacy, informal education, language policy, national languages, foreign languages,employment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5842/38-0-51


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