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Parkinson, Jean, Suria Baba and James Mackay. 2011. Language support for learning a second language: What can the Malaysian example offer South Africa? Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa 42 (1) : 69–82.
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Comparing the Malaysian and the South African language support for acquiring English as a second language in school contexts, this paper argues that the Malaysian experience, providing a broad support range to teachers and learners with limited English proficiency, and using Malay as language of instruction besides English, might benefit the African situation.