The mother tongue education (mte) project, implemented by african educational trust (aet) and labe, supports implementation of the ugandan government's mother tongue policy, which stipulates that mother tongue should be used as the medium of instruction in lower primary school, as a remedy for the current poor learning outcomes in primary schools in uganda. Varied realities surround the use of mother tongue education in africa these realities are entrenched in the attitudes and misconceptions that have gone unchallenged due to inadequate literature on the successful use of mother tongues in the classroom and beyond the realities discussed in this. - mother tongue and language use in family and society mother tongue, by amy tan and language use in family and society, by lee thomas and linh cao, are two examples of how language is important in communication, even if the members of the family may be speaking a language other than english. The current language in education policy encourages the use of mother-tongue instruction in the first three years of primary school followed by a switch to english or afrikaans in grade four, but. Mother tongue language is your strength help make it theirs despite living in a highly globalised world, it is important to never forget one's cultural roots.
Tongue-based multilingual education (mtb-mle) in the primary school years while studies have long supported the use of mother tongue as the language of instruction, they. An article, contained within a set of mandarin teaching supporting materials sent out by the education bureau, has stated that cantonese is a dialect, and not a mother tongue the article by song. Education in higher education the results of the questionnaire research highlight the openness of subjects toward a new perspective of forming professional standards for pre-service mother-tongue teacher education. Community using their own mother tongue plus the official school language for instruction in the non-dominant language communities of south asia, multilingual education usually follows the first definition: learning and using multiple languages in school.
Mother-tongue education might also actually make the acquisition of a second language easier earlier this year, during a talk on the topic at the he african eduweek conference, an associate professor of the city university of new york, immaculee harushimana, said that, the acquisition of language becomes easier when literacy in the home. Multilingual education typically refers to first-language-first education, that is, schooling which begins in the mother tongue and transitions to additional languages typically mle programs are situated in developing countries where speakers of minority languages, ie non-dominant languages, tend to be disadvantaged in the mainstream education sys. Issues affecting pre-school education in a rural area of kenya are highlighted in a study of a mother tongue education (mte) programme in one indigenous language group, the pokomo factors supporting the introduction of mte include official support for mte, the welcoming of non-government.
— national geographic, the race to save the world's disappearing languages, 16 apr 2018 de klerk's foundation is lobbying the government to build bridges with south africa's white minority, including through greater provision for mother tongue education, in the hope of lowering barriers and fostering integration. The issue of mother tongue education has been fiercely but sporadically debated in south africa since 1994 in the past two and a half years, student protests at universities across the country. In 1973 the department of education ordered the use of three languages of instruction - the mother tongue for grades 1 and 2, pilipino for grades 3 and 4, and pilipino and english for secondary. It has been proven that learning in your mother tongue at a young age better prepares you for education success this is the case even if you wish to become fluent in another language.
Mother tongue: the language of heart and mind mother tongue is the language that a person grows up speaking from childhood it's also known as the first language or native language. For these learners, using the mother tongue in early education leads to a better understanding of the curriculum content and to a more positive attitude towards school there are a number of reasons for this. An introduction discusses the role of the mother tongue in education, with particular reference to west africa this is followed by a historical sketch of developments in mother tongue education contributions from sierra leone and dahomey cover the first of the areas. Mother tongue (first language, native language, or l1) is essential for learning as a part of intellectual ability mother tongue is the language human beings acquire. A compendium of examples produced by unesco (2008b) attests to growing interest in promoting mother tongue-based education, and to the wide variety of models, tools, and resources now being developed and piloted to promote learning programs in the mother tongue.
Mother tongue education (mte) is also referred to as first language, mother tongue medium education, or mother tongue instruction it is clearly linked to language-in-education policies because while language is the bridge between home and school, the norm is that, for example, second language students are schooled in such a way that their. Mother tongue promotion in the school helps develop not only the mother tongue but also children's abilities in the school language children's mother tongues are fragile and easily lost in the early years of school. Policy and practice in relation to mother tongue and bilingual education: a preliminary mapping recommendations from the conference on mother tongue and bilingual 69. The international l1 / mother tongue education research community arle presents scholarly resources for researchers in language and literature education l1 educational studies in language and literature.
Review focuses on these mother tongue-based bilingual and multilingual education programmes th is review is intended to assist unesco, the lead international educational agency, to develop clear guidelines and principles for language policy in early education, particularly within the context of the dakar. Mother-tongue education in hong kong is the act of teaching in the native language of the pupils in a certain area of country, as opposed to teaching in a foreign. Mother-tongue education also permits for the integration of local customs and traditions into the classroom when lessons and curricula are entirely in a european language, community.