This IIE briefing paper serves as a useful follow-up to the March 2012 “Enhancing the Quality of English Language Education in Ethiopia” future search conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference was sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Institute of International Education, and Ambo University.
This IIE briefing paper provides the texts of conference remarks by the keynote speakers and many distinguished panelists who spoke on the state of English language education in Ethiopia. In addition, it gives a detailed summary of the Future Search process, in which stakeholders from the Ethiopian educational, governmental, and business sectors discussed past, present, and desired future trends in English language education. The briefing paper concludes with substantive group and individual action plans for improving English language education in Ethiopia.