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Teacher training needs a rethink to integrate language and subject learning

Teacher training needs a rethink to integrate language and subject learning

IN many countries where many languages are spoken, English is often the language of teaching and learning in schools. Learners get their knowledge of school subjects through the use of English – be it reading and writing or speaking and listening. NHLANHLA MPOFU, Associate Professor, Rhodes University MNCEDISI MAPHALALA, Research Professor in the School of Professional Studies in Education Studies, North-West University Learners who are comfortable using specific English language structures, phrases and terms as they are used in each school subject have greater academic success. Some school systems, therefore, aim to teach language and subject content at the same…
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