A Review of the Ordeals of Learning a Foreign Language in Nigeria: French Language in Focus

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  • Alaje Oyebola Olubunmi Osun State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v3i1.253

Keywords:

Ordeals, foreign language, learning, interference.

Abstract

An international bilingual person certainly has access to information and exposure than one with only one international language, In this regards, Nigerians have to learn a second officiallanguage – French which will certainly help to fit into the globalised economy successfullyconsidering the fact that language is the heartbeat of all communication. Hence this paperthrough a sociolinguistic approach tends to highlight the sufferings encountered in learning thissecond official language and then recommends differs steps to alleviate these unpleasant rigours which have presented the language as an insurmountable mountain and a round peg in a square hole to learners of the language in Nigeria. This will hopefully contribute to the progress ofFrench teaching and learning in Nigeria.

Author Biography

Alaje Oyebola Olubunmi, Osun State University

Department:College of humanities and culture. Rank:Assistant lecturer

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2014-01-30

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