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Educators and learner’s perceptions on English first additional language speaker’s use of english as medium of instructio

Lungiswa Nqoma, Jane-Francis A. Abongdia, John W Foncha

Abstract


This study investigates Educators’ and learners’ perceptions on English first additional language speakers’ use of English as medium of instruction in the East London district. The perceptions are uncovered from the interviews and analysis of the learners’ books. The data is analyzed against the background of the socio-economic and historical factors that led to this medium of instruction. The theoretical and conceptual framework for the study is provided by studies on language policy and planning, English as an international language, and Language as a mediating tool. The study makes use of a qualitative research method which includes interviews, observation and analysis of learners’ books. This data is analyzed using content analysis (CA).

Keywords: Language Policy. Medium of Instruction. Educators. Learners. Perceptions. English First Additional Language




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