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dc.contributor.author Simataa, Agnes A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-12T14:32:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-12T14:32:21Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other thesis
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/850
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Education. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is a depiction and portrayal of the views of Namibian Grade 11 and 12 teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) on the use of English literature in ESL classrooms. The study also presents the rationale and conceptualisation underlying the significance of the use of English literature in the quest to improve English proficiency levels of students. The study was premised on the social constructivist and communicative Approaches which are anchored in the Learner Centered Philosophy; a vanguard of Namibia’s epistemology for language learning and teaching. A questionnaire that contained both qualitative and quantitative items was used to gather data. The respondents in general agreed that the study of literature could be used to enhance learner proficiency in the ESL classroom. They agreed that the benefits of literature in an ESL classroom are multidimensional. These benefits include, among others; attainment of pragmatic skills, grammar and vocabulary expansion, extensive reading motivation, intercultural awareness, language skills and critical thinking skills. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Academic writing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language, Study and teaching, Foreign speakers
dc.subject.lcsh English language, Study and teaching, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh English teachers, Training of, Namibia.
dc.title Views of teachers of english as a second language (ESL) on the use of literature on learners' academic writing. a case of senior secondary schools in the Khomas educational region. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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