Malawi is a land locked country which is situated in the southern part of the African continent. Malawi has a total land area of 119,140 square kilometers – of which 20 percent is covered by Lake Malawi. She is bordered by Zambia to the West, Tanzania to the North, and Mozambique to the East and South. For administrative purposes, Malawi is divided into three regions (North, Centre, and South) which cover 28 districts. The official language of English is used for communication in business and commerce, and it is also used as the language of instruction in all levels of education except in Standards 1 to 4 of primary schooling. In those standards, the most dominant local language of the area in which the school is located is used as the medium of instruction. English is taught as a subject in all Standards.