Language learning applications for Sepedi : a user experience study

Show simple item record Wilken, Ilana Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) De Wet, Febe 2019-04-01T13:12:29Z 2018
dc.description.abstract Being a multilingual country rich in culture and diversity, South Africa has residents who use a variety of the 11 official languages for daily communication. Multilingual communication occurs especially in hospitals and clinics. People visiting healthcare facilities often struggle to locate a health professional that shares the same language or even a language which is similar to their own and thus intelligible to them. The research which is reported on here aimed to assist the University of Pretoria in its endeavours to address this situation by teaching students an additional language. This was done by providing three custom-designed, mobile-assisted Sepedi language learning applications to students from the Faculty of Health Sciences enrolled for the Sepedi language module, Sepedi for Beginners. The applications were specifically designed to assist students with the acquisition of vocabulary related to healthcare. The students used the applications as supplementary tools and gave feedback through a questionnaire, to establish whether the students perceived the mobile applications to be useful as a supplement to the course material and whether they had a clear preference for a specific application. The results of this study show a positive response to the applications, including strong preferences expressed by the participants. en_ZA
dc.description.department African Languages en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-05-15
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ilana Wilken, Elsabe Taljard & Febe de Wet (2018) Language learning applications for Sepedi: a user experience study, Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 36:2, 85-104, DOI: 10.2989/16073614.2018.1450638. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1607-3614 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1727-9461 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.2989/16073614.2018.1450638
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © NISC (Pty) Ltd. This is an electronic version of an article published in Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 85-104, 2018. doi : 10.2989/16073614.2018.1450638. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/rall20. en_ZA
dc.subject Language learning applications en_ZA
dc.subject Sepedi en_ZA
dc.title Language learning applications for Sepedi : a user experience study en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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