Difficulties Francophone Learners go through in Ghana: The Case of Ghana Technology University College

Michael Owusu Tabiri, Gifty Budu


This research investigates difficulties that Francophone learners encounter in Anglophone countries.

Francophone learners who pursue further studies in Anglophone countries could face academic, social, economic, religious and political difficulties due to their literary incompetence in English language (L3). Through the method of investigation and answering of questionnaires by learners, it was uncovered and affirmed that the main difficulties Francophone learners encounter in Anglophone countries were academic, social, religious, and political. It was revealed that the learning difficulties of Francophone students transcend the academic setting. Thus in the church, entertainment grounds, market and other places they visit and interact, they face difficulties.

The participants of this research comprised thirty (30) level 400 Francophone students at the Ghana Technology University College, Accra.

Finally, the work stresses that, finding a solution to academic difficulties could be a stepping stone to solving all other difficulties learners encounter. Thus, in finding a lasting solution to Francophone learners’ difficulties, the fulcrum must be seeking solution to academic difficulties.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ire.v5i1.10570


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