Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Na Nga Def, Sumole or How are You?: A Field Study Regarding Language of Instruction in the Gambia 
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A field study was conducted in order to enquire which languages the teachers and the students were using, both during lessons and on breaks, and if and how several languages were used to instruct. Since colonialism, the  Gambia has experienced many European influences, which has led to English as the official language and also the language of instruction. This means that the teachers have to teach in a language which is not their own, nor their students’ native language. The phenomenon is called submersion, which has been proved to be a less successive practice. Hence, the government of today is struggling against many obstacles in order to meet the Education for All-policy, and ensure high quality education in the Gambia. However, the low achievements among the students, should not be considered solely an effect of the language of instruction, but also the methods used for teaching.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Language of instruction, bilingual education, learning process, communication, interaction, the Gambia
Keyword [sv]
Undervisningsspråk, tvåspråkig undervisning, inlärningsprocess, kommunikation, interaktion, Gambia
National Category
Pedagogical Work General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11087OAI: diva2:437549
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-08-30 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2011-08-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Na Nga Def, Sumole or How are You? - A Field Study Regarding Language of Instruction in the Gambia(317 kB)196 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 317 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sey, Famata
By organisation
Pedagogical WorkGeneral Language Studies and LinguisticsSpecific LanguagesSpecific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 196 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 152 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link