The views of experts on the teaching of English as second language in the primary school
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Published by Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria .
Written in English



  • South Africa.


  • English language -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- South Africa.,
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Afrikaans speakers.

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Edition Notes

StatementC.C.J. Leschinsky.
SeriesReport ;, 0-178, Report O ;, no. 178.
LC ClassificationsPE1068.S58 L45 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 138 p. ;
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2762743M
ISBN 100796902070
LC Control Number86119283

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