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The critical language awareness perspective in grade eleven ESL classes in the Goldfields area

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. H. Kroes en
dc.contributor.author Monareng, Rakwena Reginald Mpho
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-08T13:03:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-08T13:03:11Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-08T13:03:11Z
dc.date.submitted 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1832
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en
dc.description.abstract This study argues that the Critical Language Awareness Perspective adds an essential dimension to language learning and teaching. It further holds that this dimension brings to consciousness both the learners’ and teachers’ critical awareness of language use. It is this awareness that exposes the non-neutrality of language as a medium of communication. The CLA perspective engages both language learners and teachers in questioning and responding to the common-sense assumptions that are linguistically mediated. It also helps them to critically use language to achieve their own objectives. Three of these could be to use language in order to progress well with their studies, find employment and to change their societal psychic and thinking for the betterment of the general public. In this way the CLA perspective assists in developing responsible citizenry. This study therefore examines whether the Critical Language Awareness Perspective is part of the English Second Language programme in grade eleven ESL classes in the Goldfields area. It begins by examining the literature that indicates that the CLA perspective is a significant component of the any language teaching and learning practice. It then examines the empirical data in order to confirm that the CLA perspective does not form part of ESL teaching and learning practice in the context under investigation. It finally suggests possible solutions that could be adopted to facilitate the incorporation of CLA in the ESL class. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Language awareness en
dc.subject Language and education en
dc.subject Second language acquisition en
dc.subject English language foreign speakers en
dc.subject Language and languages en
dc.title The critical language awareness perspective in grade eleven ESL classes in the Goldfields area en
dc.type Thesis en

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