Language of Instruction in
Tanzania and South Africa









Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa.

The LOITASA project started in January 2002 and finished the first phase at the end of 2006. The project is now into its second phase 2007 - 2011. The project is located at three campuses and involves cooperation between the following three universities

  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • University of Oslo, Norway

  • University of Western Cape, South Africa

Like all NUFU projects the LOITASA project has both a research and a training component:

The research has focus on learning in classrooms being taught through a familiar language (Kiswahili in Tanzania and isiXhosa in South Africa) versus learning taking place in English. We are looking at teaching styles, teacher-learner interaction, amount of understanding.

The training component are aiming at competence building within the Tanzania and South Africa school systems.


The Norwegian Programme for Development, Research and Education (NUFU).
The NUFU programme is a Norwegian programme of academic research and educational co-operation based on equal partnerships between institutions in Norway and in the South



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