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dc.contributor.author Simasiku, Liswani
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-11T12:39:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-11T12:39:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Simasiku, L. (2016). Is Code switching complementary to English as medium of instruction in Namibian English Second Language classrooms?. JULACE: Journal of the University of Namibia Language Centre, 1(1), 12- 26. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-8297
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1923
dc.description.abstract In Namibia most teachers and learners are not conversant enough to teach and learn school subjects, including English, through the English medium. Poor learner performance in the year-end examinations in English has been attributed to the use of only English as medium of instruction. Despite such poor performance, English has remained the official medium of instruction in all subjects in Namibian schools. The objective of this study was to investigate whether code switching complemented the English Language in English medium classrooms. The mixed method design was used for this study, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Questionnaire and an observation checklist were the two research instruments that were used to collect data. The sample comprised 12 English Second Language teachers at 12 schools in the Zambezi Educational Region, Namibia. The results showed that English Second Language teachers were of the view that the use of English as the only medium of instruction in the English Second Language classrooms, impacted negatively on the year-end results. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Code Switching en_US
dc.subject Language acquisition en_US
dc.subject Literacy en_US
dc.subject Biliteracy en_US
dc.title Is code switching complementary to English as medium of instruction in Namibian English second language classrooms? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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