Assessment of English proficiency in the African primary school by John E. Hofman

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Published by University of Rhodesia in Salisbury .

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  • English language -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Africa.

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Bibliography: p. 75.

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Statementby John E. Hofman.
SeriesSeries in education : Occasional paper ;, no. 3
LC ClassificationsLB1576 .H615
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p. ;
Number of Pages76
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Open LibraryOL4590767M
ISBN 100869240080
LC Control Number77352934

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