The article is a research project which investigates the language attitude of the black Grade 12 non-mother tongue speakers of Afrikaans who attended winter-school project in Marobathota High School in Polokwane in Limpopo Province in June 2007 and educators who were responsible for teaching Afrikaans in the project on voluntary basis. The name of the project is Khanya Enrichment classes, which is funded by Zion Christian Church’s Educational trust fund. The aim of the project is to help the learners from different provinces in their preparation for the final examinations. Any learner who is currently enrolled for Grade 12, irrespective of whether he/she is affiliated to the church or not can apply for admission at the project. The article is based on the data collected from these learners and educators as respondents in the research. The questions contained in the questionnaires ranged from demographic sections to questions that gives suggestions on improvement of the state of Afrikaans in schools. Furthermore, the study aims at using the findings arrived at to see whether this language is maintained in schools or if there is a shift to English.
|Keywords:||Attitude, Black, Afrikaans, Learner, Educator, Language|
Lecturer, Department of Afrikaans Media and Culture, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, GAUTENG, South Africa
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