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dc.contributor.advisor en_US
dc.contributor.advisor en_US
dc.contributor.author Hilongwa, Leader en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:16Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/514
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Education en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author en_US
dc.description.abstract This was a qualitative case study which investigated the factors which make English texts difficult for second language learners of English to understand. A criterion sampling procedure, which stipulates the selection of participants who share the same characteristics, was used. Fifty-eight grade 12 learners and six teachers of content subjects at Ongha Senior Secondary School took part in this study. A comprehension test and interviews were used as research instruments and a thematic technique was used to analyze collected data. The main findings of this study were that learners' difficulty in comprehending English written texts can be attributed to poor knowledge of English language and vocabulary. Recommendations of this study included exposing learners to a variety of unfamiliar words, activating learners' prior knowledge with regard to titles and texts to be read, and making learners aware of complex sentences as well as teaching them how to analyse such sentences en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 77 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
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dc.source.uri http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/hilongwa2011.pdf en_US
dc.subject English language study and teaching foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject English language study and teaching Namibia en_US
dc.subject Training of English teachers Namibia en_US
dc.title A case study of the factors which inhibit grade 12 learners' comprehension in English as a second language at Ongha Senior Secondary School in the Ohangwena region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Education en_US
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dc.masterFileNumber 3767 en_US


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