Functional Lesson Designs for Senior Phase (Grade 7- 9) Economics Learners with Limited English Proficiency

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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
Stream: Literacy, Language, Multiliteracies; Languages Education and Second Language Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr Gawie Schlebusch

Programme Head, Post Graduate Education, Faculty of Management Sciences
School of Teacher Education, Central University of Technology

Welkom, Free State, South Africa

I am currently the Programme Head for Post Graduate Education at the Welkom Campus of the Central University of Technology, Free State. My teaching experience include the lecturing of Methodologies of Accounting, Economics and Business Studies to student teachers. At post graduate level my duties include Human Resource Management in Education at honours level and supervision at Masters and Doctoral level. My interests include Language in Education and Educational Management.

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