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Une Evaluation Des Competences En Pyoduction Ecrite Des Apprenants Kenyans Du Fle Au Niveau Secondaire: Cas du District de Vihiga

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dc.contributor.author BULILI, Clara
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-10T06:49:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-10T06:49:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3747
dc.description.abstract French as a foreign language has been taught in Kenya since the colonial period. When Kenya attained independence in 1963, the government decided to continue the teaching of French. It was integrated in the Secondary school curriculum where it is an elective subject. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are to be imparted to the learners by teachers of French in order to attain the objectives of teaching and learning of French as specified in the secondary education syllabus. However, statistics from.Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), show that results over the years in written French have not been satisfactory. The purpose of the study was to establish whether learners of French in Vihiga District are able to write essays in French using the standard skills. The specific objectives of the study were: to find out if the students of French have the required skills in writing French essays, to determine whether students are able to write narrative and argumentative essays in French and to investigate general competence in writing, pragmatic and communicative as well as linguistic competences exhibited in the students written essays. The study was based on the Writing skills theory developed by Hayes and Flower and later revised by Cuq and Gruca. A survey research design was used. The population for this study was secondary school students studying French. The sample for the study was the 61 form 4 students studying French in the 8 Public Secondary Schools in Vihiga District where French is taught. Form 4 students were chosen because at this level, they have a better understanding of the grammar, sentence structures, vocabulary and tenses. The instrument forthis study was 122 essays; each student was to write two different types of essays, narrative and arguinentative,on topics.selected by the researcher. These essays were evaluated using anevaluation tool adapted from Campus Programme developed by Holtzer to evaluate learners writing skills. This tool also incorporated parameters to evaluate general competence in writing, pragmatic and communicative competence as well as linguistic competences. Data was then analysed using descriptive statistics; both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in the analysis. The research findings revealed that the learners did not have the required skills in writing French essays, they are not able to write narrative and argumentative essays in French and lastly, general competence in writing, pragmatic and communicative as well as linguistic competences were not exhibited in the students written essays. It is hoped that the findings of this study will offer information that will improve teaching and learning of French as a foreign language as well as give guidelines to enhance writing skills. i en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Maseno University en_US
dc.title Une Evaluation Des Competences En Pyoduction Ecrite Des Apprenants Kenyans Du Fle Au Niveau Secondaire: Cas du District de Vihiga en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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