A Traditional Dance Lesson as Approach to the Teaching of National Languages and Cultures in Cameroonian Secondary Schools

James Tasah


Although the teaching of some National Languages and Cultures (Henceforth,
NLC) was overlooked over the years in Cameroon, a ministerial circular in
September 2012 authorized the teaching of NLC in some pilot schools in
Cameroon. After identifying the major problem faced by teachers in pilot
schools notably the designing of appropriate NLC lesson plans, this article
proposes a traditional dance lesson plan which could act as a source of
inspiration not only for teachers in the NLC pilot schools, but also to studentteachers
who generally find difficulties in designing lesson plans while on
internship. The article reviews different approaches proposed to be used in the
teaching of NLC, after analyzing government’s measures in favour of NLC and
the objectives of teaching NLC in Cameroon.

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