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Resources and Resourcefulness in Language Teaching and Learning

COO Kolawole

Abstract


A resource is ‘money, material and other asset that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively. Resourcefulness, on the other hand, is the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation in one’s attempt at succeeding. Attempts will be made in this paper to examine what we mean by language, language teaching and learning, resources and resourcefulness in language teaching and learning and the benefit of teachers being resourceful in language teaching and learning to both the learners, the teachers, the society and the nation at large. It is expected that a discussion based on these concepts will help us to have a greater appreciation of the enormity of the challenges that language teachers face in their efforts at teaching and promoting the learning of their subjects in schools.



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