Africa is perhaps the only continent in the world where most formal or school
education is conducted in instructional languages that are foreign to most learners
and their teachers. In contexts where formal learning is conducted in a foreign
language, achievement of general profi ciency in the instructional language is a
necessary fi rst step if any learning is to be expected in that language. In this article,
the objective is to argue an appropriate perspective on – and suggest approaches
to – the use of (the foreign) language by science teachers during teaching. This
article is the outcome of sustained literature reviews of cross-national research on
language in science education over the last 40 years. In this article, a plural nature
of school science is adopted, including it being a distinct language foreign to all
learners, irrespective of their fi rst language. Therefore, the main objective of this
article is to highlight the role of the instructional language as used by the science
teacher and in science texts. This article targets the science teacher with regard
to the well-known need for teacher intervention in the learning of school science.
Proceedings of the 4th biennial International Conference on
Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA) held at
the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique, 3-5 August 2011.
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