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Die verband tussen blootstelling aan en houding teenoor Engels by Afrikaanssprekende leerlinge

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dc.contributor.author De Villiers SU en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:21Z
dc.date.created 1990 en
dc.date.submitted 1991 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/9761
dc.description.abstract The accusation that pupils of English as a second language leave school without the necessary skills to use English in the business world and tertiary institutions, prompted this study. Of the many variables involved in language acquisition, and in particular second language acquisition, exposure and attitude towards the target language were deemed to be the most important. The statement is often made that Afrikaans-speaking pupils are negative towards English, but there is little empirical evidence to substantiate this claim. Two schools were selected, for the study, one a dual-medium school and the other an Afrikaans-medium school. One hundred and twenty candidates from each school were selected from standards 6 to 9. There was little evidence of a general, intense feeling of antagonism towards English. The subject content elicited the most negative response: pupils found it boring and irrelevant. Literature caused frustration because the relevance of this aspect of the language could not be seen. Pupils expressed the desire to speak more English. There was a correlation between exposure to English and attitude towards English. Although it was not dramatically high, the pupils of the dual-medium school obtained significantly higher scores than those of the Afrikaans-medium school. It can thus be concluded that more exposure to English may bring about more positive attitudes towards the language. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Didactics (special school subjects) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.title Die verband tussen blootstelling aan en houding teenoor Engels by Afrikaanssprekende leerlinge en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MEd en


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