Category: Bilingualism


Teaching English in a Multiligual and Multicultural Context: The Nigeria Experience

Nigeria is a country with about 400 Languages. A teacher therefore, always finds herself teaching a classroom consisting of students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This means that English will be the only common language to communicate with each other and with the teachers. This paper intends to discuss the downside to having so


A Comparative Study of Narrative Ability in English-Chinese Bilingual Primary School Students

This study aims to compare Singapore primary students’ English and Chinese narrative abilities from a developmental perspective. Little research has been done to characterise students’ bilingual competence in Singapore.


Vietnamese Learners’ EFL Acquisition: From Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills to Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

This study aims to investigate how English as a foreign language is acquired to help Vietnamese teachers and learners of English understand how competence in English develops from the use of language for authentic communicative purposes to the ability to demonstrate academic language in all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing (Cummins, 1984). Vietnamese


English Language Vocabulary Usage of Indigenes of Ede a Predominantly Yoruba Speech Community

The presence of an institution of higher learning in an indigenous town has impact on the social, political and economic lives of the people of such a community. More importantly, the language use of the people is very much impacted upon since one of the linguistic outcomes of the sustained contact of a target language


Bridging the Gap in the West African Native Language Learning What Need to Be Done

This paper examines learning and usage of indigenous languages in speech communities to preserve the languages from endangerment. Threats to West African indigenous multi-lingual nature necessitates the learning and more usage of the languages among native speakers. This is because every language encapsulate its realities and models of how the world works differently. Regrettably, there