Mother-Tongue Instruction

For millions of children in developing countries, the language of instruction at school is different from the language they have grown accustomed to using in the home, which can greatly hinder learning. Mother-tongue instruction promotes the acquisition of literacy skills in the student’s first language, before gradually transferring those skills to the second language.

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    The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign combines a national mass media and awareness campaign with a face-to-face mentoring and support program to establish reading clubs and encourage increased and improved literacy in six provinces across South Africa.South Africa
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    Simorgh is developing and testing a tri-lingual (Punjabi, Urdu, and English) primer for class 1 students in Punjab, where the government curriculum is taught in either Urdu or English, to determine whether education in the mother-tongue will enhance learning outcomes.Pakistan

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