Competency-based education (CBE) generally is a form of education where the outcome of the education is more important than the time spent on acquiring the knowledge. As such, students can spend as much time as needed by them to achieve their educational goals and progress according to their demonstrated competency.
The educational system is a very broad-spectrum structure, where the age of the group being educated. This article focuses on the formal education at the tertiary level. The challenges one faces while trying to implement competency-based education in the University of Ghana in language teaching at the Russian Section of the Department of Modern Languages are discussed. The paper demonstrates that, though in tertiary education competency-based education is often associated with adult education or/and distance education, competency-based education can be implemented in other areas as well. It also argues that the application of competency-based education not only in polytechnics where in some cases competency-based training is used but also in universities may be a promising solution to the problem of graduate unemployment. The paper concludes that glocalized competency-based education would be essential and effective in (foreign language) teaching.
Csajbok-Twerefou, I. (2022). Competency-based education at the tertiary level: foreign language teaching in the university of Ghana. Issues of Applied Linguistics, 46, 118-141. https://doi.org/10.25076/vpl.46.05