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The design, implementation and evaluation of an English language development component within a Grahamstown community project

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dc.contributor.author Jefferay CR en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:35Z
dc.date.created 1991 en
dc.date.submitted 1994 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25644
dc.description.abstract The present study aimed to research the design, implementation and evaluation of the Gratep English language development programme which was implemented from May through to October 1991. A multi method approach has been used to assess the progress made by the students in terms of developing communicative competence in English and to evaluate the course itself. The data included writings samples, questionnaires, exercises in hierarchical organization, a cloze test, comments made by the students and the participant observers. The programme appeared to have been most effective in terms of building confidence, developing academic skills and encouraging the students to take greater responsibility for their own learning. Statistical comparisons of the first and final writing samples revealed no overall significant improvement in communicative competence in English. However, comparisons of the scores in the categories and sub-categories of communicative competence revealed that students had improved in their ability to structure and organize their writing. The research raised questions about the design, implementation and assessment of non-formal language courses of this kind and made suggestions for improvement and further research. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject English language en
dc.title The design, implementation and evaluation of an English language development component within a Grahamstown community project en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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