Multilingual Universities in South Africa

Multilingual Universities in South Africa

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Focusing on the use of African languages in higher education, this book showcases South African higher education practitionersa€™ attempts to promote a multilingual ethos in their classes. It is a first-time overview of multilingual teaching and learning strategies that have been tried and tested in a number of higher education institutions in South Africa. Despite language-in-education policies that extol the virtues of multilingualism, practice remains oriented towards English-only learning and teaching. In the multilingual contexts of local campuses, this book shows how students and lecturers attempt to understand their multiple identities and use the available languages to create multilingual learning environments.The narrator of essay 10 tells the story of how she, as a Setswana mother-tongue speaker, first attended a Setswana ... north of Pretoria, and Grade 1 in a former Model C school with an Afrikaans mother-tongue teacher, teaching through theanbsp;...

Title:Multilingual Universities in South Africa
Author:Liesel Hibbert, Christa van der Walt
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2014-04-03


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