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dc.contributor.advisor Mashiane, M. V. Seanego, Morobadi Johannes
dc.contributor.other Ngoepe, L. J. 2023-04-14T10:29:58Z 2023-04-14T10:29:58Z 2022
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (English Studies)) -- University of Limpopo, 2022 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sufficient English vocabulary in language learning is a fundamental tool for academic success in Further Education and Training (FET). In every school where English is the medium of instruction, learners are anticipated to be proficient and competent in English. This is a target language for content comprehension and content engagement for academic success. The aim of the study was to explore the vocabulary deficiencies of English First Additional Language (EFAL) learners at a selected public high school in Limpopo Province, South Africa. A mixed method approach was used to accumulate the qualitative data and quantify the results. The study used a purposive sampling for the population of twenty (20) EFAL learners and one (1) EFAL teacher. The data collection methods in the study incorporated criterion-referenced test, semi-interviews, and a focus group discussion. The data was analysed thematically. The findings show that EFAL Grade 10 learners have challenges with EFAL vocabulary deficiencies, which causes academic failure, delay, and school drop-out. The implication is that strategic interventions are required to eradicate the vocabulary deficiencies of EFAL Grade 10 learners in the selected school. The limitation of the study is that it sampled a small population which does not reflect the predicament of every EFAL Grade 10 learner. However, the findings have shown that vocabulary deficiencies is a challenge for EFAL Grade 10 learners. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 65 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Sufficient English en_US
dc.subject Academic success en_US
dc.subject Medium of instruction en_US
dc.subject Learners en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vocabulary -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Vocabulary en_US
dc.title Exploring vocabulary deficiencies of English first additional language learners at a selected public high school in South Africa, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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