Most children in South Africa learn their school subjects in a language that is not their home language. This puts a barrier between the child and the subject he’s studying, and also makes the teacher’s job harder, as she tries to help children understand their textbooks and write successfully in their additional language. Find out how the new Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: isiXhosa and English helps make learning and teaching easier with over 433 key curriculum words.
Monthly Archives For September 2014
Choosing the right textbook is really important. Here are five factors everyone should consider before making a decision.
To celebrate the launch of our new Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: isiXhosa and English, here are the highlights of the development of the language.
There are a lot of words out there. In fact there are at least a quarter of a million distinct English words -and when you add on inflections, local vocabularies and words that are now obsolete, there are probably closer to three quarters of a million. So it’s not unreasonable to get some words mixed up (although it can be a bit embarrassing). Here’s a list of some words that a lot of people get confused; learn them and never make these mistakes again!
Teachers spend a great deal of time with their learners and should be able pick up on behavioural or academic signs that a learner is struggling. In a school set-up, it’s important that teachers make themselves approachable and accessible to assist learners with any problems. Have a look at some common problems and find out what you can do to support and counsel your learners.