n South African Journal of Higher Education - Education for learning : perspectives on higher education

Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



This article reflects on a project, which addresses the dual provision of three specific academic skills and language skills. The project describes the process of integration of students from previously disadvantaged schools into tertiary education through the Communication in English course. The researcher will ask whether the findings from this project demonstrate firstly, how the dual provision is possible and secondly that the most effective strategy for doing this is through overt academic skills and simultaneous covert linguistic skills.

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