Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021, Page: 1-11
The Improvement of Learners’ Proficiency in English Second Language Through Remedial Work
Linake Manthekeleng Agnes, Department of Education, University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa
Moyo Nguni Thembekile, Department of Education, University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa
Makeleni Sive, Department of Education, University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa
Received: Oct. 1, 2020;       Accepted: Nov. 2, 2020;       Published: Jan. 4, 2021
DOI: 10.11648/j.allc.20210601.11      View  20      Downloads  7
Abstract
This study focused on the remedial program on learners’ proficiency in English second language, which was conducted in two township schools in King William’s Town District. This explored the remedial program that could be used to help learners become proficient readers who could be able to read for meaning and comprehend. A case study research design was used where two township schools were sampled. A qualitative approach located in the interpretive paradigm was used to carry out the study. The purposive and the sampling procedure were used to solicit information from principals, educators, and learners. The data collected through interviews and observations. Its focus was to establish a remedial program to improve learners’ proficiency in English second language. Thus, the findings revealed that a remedial program goes a long way in improving learners’ proficiency in English Second Language. “Cheng and Slavin” [11] found out that the remedial programmes showed positive results had in common and the use of extensive professional development, coaching, and cooperative learning. In this view, the English second language learners could benefit more from proficient personnel in the language. The study recommends that there should be provision for trained remedial educators in all schools to attend to the individual needs of learners appropriately. Besides, the study should explore the models, methods, and theories on reading, the strategies that could be used to boost or alleviate the learner’s proficiency in English second language.
Keywords
Remedial Program, English Second Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Qualitative Research
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Linake Manthekeleng Agnes, Moyo Nguni Thembekile, Makeleni Sive, The Improvement of Learners’ Proficiency in English Second Language Through Remedial Work, Arabic Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2021, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.11648/j.allc.20210601.11
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