The effect of campus unrest on the language proficiency of university students

Carryl Allardice


This report on the extent to which students' English suffers during student unrest is
based on responses by a group of black South African students registered for Practical
English to a questionnaire administered in the Language Laboratory at a predominantly
black university. The rationale behind the questionnaire will be outlined first
before proceeding to a detailed analysis of the results.
Hierdie verslag oor die mate waarin studente se Engels gedurende studente-onrus
agteruit gegaan het, is gegrond op 'n groep Swart Suid-Afrikaanse studente, ingeskryf
vir Praktiese Engels, se antwoorde op 'n vraelys. Die vraelys is deur die
taallaboratorium van 'n oorwegend Swart universiteit hanteer. Die doe! van die
vraelys word eers verduidelik. Daarop volg dan 'n uitvoerige ontleding van die

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