Die rol van taalvaardigheid in die verband tussen matriek en universiteitsprestasie van swart eerstejaarstudente / The role of language proficiency in the relationship between year 13 and university performance of black first-year students

Naude, L. and Jansen, J. and Greyling, Wilfred and Esterhuyse, K. (2011) Die rol van taalvaardigheid in die verband tussen matriek en universiteitsprestasie van swart eerstejaarstudente / The role of language proficiency in the relationship between year 13 and university performance of black first-year students. Journal for Language Teaching, 45 (1). pp. 116-130. ISSN 0259-9570

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This article highlights some of the factors that play a role in the academic success of black first year students who receive non mother-tongue education in English. Students in the Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, as well as the Humanities/Law at the University of the Free State were involved in the study. It was evident that both matric performance and language ability have predictive value. It was also found that the predictive value of these variables differed between the various faculties (which implies that students’ field of study should be taken into account when decisions regarding access with success is made).

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Language proficiency, matric performance, academic achievement, non mother-tongue educatioon, black first year students
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Foundation Studies
ID Code:2020
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