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dc.contributor.author Olivier, Christina E.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-26T14:43:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T14:43:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Olivier, C. E. (2008). The oral proficiency of ESL teacher teaacher trainees in different discourse domains. Nera Journal A Journal for the Namibian Educational Research Association, 30-44. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1609-2716
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1051
dc.description Journal in the library call No. scp 370.96881 ner en_US
dc.description.abstract This article reports on a study that investigated the oral proficiency of ESL Teacher trainees in different discourse domains. The sample of the study consisted of twenty ESL teacher trainees in their final year at a College of Education. Different methods were used to measure the teacher trainees’ oral proficiency in the English Communication Skills class while engaging in less formal conversations and in more formal teaching of content subjects during Practice Teaching. Three categories of constructs for oral proficiency were measured: Accuracy and fluency, classroom language and non-verbal communication. The findings supported the hypothesis: The oral proficiency of ESL teacher trainees is more satisfactory in some discourse domains, e.g.casual conversations, than in others, e.g. formal teaching. Although these findings cannot be regarded as conclusive they raise awareness of the problem. Recommendations were made on how to address the problem of poor oral performance of ESL teachers and teacher trainees teaching content subjects. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Namibian Educational Research Association (NERA) en_US
dc.subject English communication skills
dc.subject language proficiency
dc.title The oral proficiency of ESL teacher teaacher trainees in different discourse domains en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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