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Afrikaans as kommunikasietaal in sy elementêre vorm by derdetaalsprekers by Hoërskool Weston

Vraagom, Elvin (2007-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Modern Foreign Languages))--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.


Over the past three years, Weston High School has received an increasing number of Xhosa-speaking learners. They come from remote rural towns in the Eastern Cape. At present, there are approximately forty Xhosa-speaking learners at the school. Many of these learners understand very little English or Afrikaans while others speak “broken” Afrikaans and / or English. They have a lack op prior knowledge and their exposure to Afrikaans was limited. As part of this project, a computer programme was designed to support the Afrikaans language needs of these learners. The programme endeavours to develop the limited vocabulary and language abilities of these learners in elementary Afrikaans. The emphasis is on Afrikaans as a medium of communication. The programme has been developed according to the language needs of these learners. The design and composition of the project is based on general theoretical principals of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The project is discussed and analysed within the CALL environment.

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