Functional Lesson Designs for Senior Phase (Grade 7- 9) Economics Learners with Limited English Proficiency
Multilingual countries normally experience educational difficulties when learners need to receive instruction at school in a language other than their mother tongue. In South Africa, with 11 official languages, and more others not having official status, most learners receive instruction at school in a language other than their mother tongue. This creates a problem for these learners to perform to their best academically. The Economics classroom is no exception. This paper provides functional lesson designs that teachers may employ to assist learners with limited English proficiency in their classroom. Twelve lesson designs on Economic topics are provided as examples.
Keywords: Limited English Proficiency, Economics Classroom, Lesson Designs
Dr Gawie Schlebusch
Programme Head, Post Graduate Education, Faculty of Management Sciences