Sprachvermittlung und Spracherwerb in Afrika. Deutsch nach Englisch im südafrikanischen Kontext: Theorie und Praxis

Anne Baker


Teaching foreign languages in a multilingual context, such as one finds in South African schools,

poses unique questions. The theory that pedagogically underpins and articulates the value of the study

of foreign languages is internationally established and thus also valid in the South African context.

Nevertheless, one has to consider language constellations in given multilingual circumstances in

planning for the introduction and development of foreign languages in education, particularly where

the primary language of learners is not a language of instruction and learning. This paper addresses the

question of the desirability of teaching German as a foreign language to learners whose language of

learning is not their first language and who have not yet mastered this language on an enabling level.

Keywords Schlüsselbegriffe : Multilingualismus, Sprachenkonstellation, metalinguistisches und linguistischesBewusstsein, sozio-ökonomische Verhältnisse

: multilingualism, language-constellation, metalinguistic and linguistic awareness, socioeconomic


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5842/38-0-49


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