Investigating Modes of Second Language Acquisition and Proficiency is an empirical research investigation designed to unravel the relationship between modes of acquisition/learning and proficiency in English in an ESL context. This study points up the inherent advantage students have when the language of the school is the same language used at home. This book raises very important questions relating to the English language curriculum for Cameroon secondary schools and the perennial problem of teacher training. It equally highlights contextual factors that are critical to the attainment of proficiency in English. The author’s insightful perception of the problem makes this book a useful resource for teachers of English, postgraduate students and researchers in applied linguistics.
S. Oluwole Oyetade, (Professor of Linguistics, University of Ibadan)
In one small book, the author refreshes and expands our awareness of the problems that confront teachers and learners of English in Cameroon. This book is short, comprehensive and easy-to-read. It accumulates the fundamentals of language acquisition/learning and the author’s clear depictions passionately implore our review of the positions previously held on the quality of English spoken in schools.
Vincent Tanda, (Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Buea)