Volume 20 Number 2 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


Academic Dishonesty and Achievement Emotions AmongInternational Students in Thailand
Darrin Thomas
D.A.M.S: Introduction to a Disruptive Aging
Paradigm for Strengthening Longevity and
Improving Quality of Life

William C. Andress 

Promoting More English Language Teaching and
Learning in Adventist Organizations 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka, Carol Linda Kingston,
& Sheri Joy Namanya

The Influence of Culture and Access to Health Care Delivery As Predictors of Health Behaviors Among Malaysians of Different Cultural Backgrounds 
Mary Jane Botabara-Yap, Miriam Razon-Estrada,
& Edwin Balila

Teaching Aids in English Language Teaching in Zimbabwe: The Case of Granda District 
Noko Thubelihle & Muchemwa Stella

Faith Presence: How Students Live Faith in
the Online Classroom 

Leni T. Casimiro

Syntactic Analysis Preference: How Filipinos Do withGlobally-Ambiguous Sentences 
Lesley Karen B. Penera

Seven Secrets of Mental Power in
the Writings of Ellen G. White 

Yaroslav Ovdiyenko

Needs Assessment of Senior High School
Mathematics Teachers in Teaching Statistics
and Probability 

Sussette Candelario-Aplaon

The Effects of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education On the English Literacy of Children in
Silang, Philippines 

Sheri Joy C. Namanya

Social Investment Funds and Social Responsibility: Do International Financial Institutions Deserve Special Treatment? 
Christel Arnaud Ngadima & Isaac P. Podah

Appreciative Inquiry of Social Marketing: Studies Between 2000 and 2009 
Innocent Sigauke & Kenneth Swansi

Symptomology of Academic Theft: Does It Matter If Students Steal? 
Ismael N. Talili

Moonlighting as a Growing Phenomenon:
A Case Study of a Congolese Christian University 

Georges Mumbere Kisumano & Safary Wa-Mbaleka


International Forum 
Vol. 20, No. 2
December 2017
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497


Abstract. The study investigated teaching aids in English language instruction in secondary schools in Gwanda South District, Zimbabwe. Out of 83 secondary schools with a population of 128English teachers in the district, the researchers conveniently selected6 schools from which a sample of 48 teachers were purposefully selected. The collected data using questionnaires was analyzed through description. Findings showed that teachers in secondary schools rarely use teaching aids when teaching the English language.Most teachers were not competent in using the teaching aids.The schools do not also have enough teaching aids for effective teaching and learning. The study therefore recommends workshops and staff development sessions for English teachers in order to emphasize and encourage teaching aids utility in the schools in a bid to improve students’ performance. The responsible authorities and the schools are also encouraged to equip the English language teachers with the teaching materials necessary to achieve the objectives in English language.


Keywords: Teaching aids; student’s performance; secondary schools; English language; Gwanda South District; Zimbabwe.


Noko Thubelihle, Bed Student
Solusi University, Zimbabwe

Muchemwa Stella
Lecturer, Languages and Communication Department
Solusi University, Zimbabwe

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