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English use among South Pacific islanders at the University of the South Pacific

Chand, Rajni K. (2011) English use among South Pacific islanders at the University of the South Pacific. Staff and Educational Development International, 15 (2). pp. 73-90. ISSN 0971-9008

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This paper discusses the result of a survey conducted at the University of the South Pacific (USP). USP uses English as the language for instruction across all disciplines. The survey examined the perceptions and experiences of English use for daily life activities and English language needs among South Pacific islanders enrolled as distance learners at USP. The survey questionnaire based on the needs analysis framework was administered to 172 students. The analysis of questionnaires data revealed similar needs for academic and non-academic activities amongst learners. The study recommends further research on English language usage among the learners in the South Pacific region.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
Depositing User: Rajni Chand
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 00:39
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 03:11

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