Lecturer, Vuyokazi Nomlomo (Education Faculty), requested training for her Xhosa Education 3rd Year students, in order for them to create lesson plans. These students are expected to make use of stories to teach Languages, in this case specifically, Xhosa.
The lecturer conducts a scaffolding approach to highlight various concepts in relation to reading and writing skills. The use of digital storytelling to teach Languages enables the lecturer to begin to break stereotypes around African Languages. Furthermore, the student efforts have promoted the use of ICTs for teaching-and-learning. Moreover, the eSkills attained are used for broader application, including the creation of posters.
Verdugo and Belmonte (2007) argue that “at an early stage of language acquisition, stories can offer a valuable way of contextualizing and introducing new language, making it meaningful and memorable”, due to the fact that “they are associated with feelings and memories, as they are a distinctive manifestation of cultural values and perceptions. Besides, they present linguistic forms, grammar, phrases, vocabulary, and formulaic speech within a meaningful and structured context that supports comprehension of the narrative world”.
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