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Promoting Multilingual Approaches in Teaching and Learning

This blog was written by Kerry Taylor-Leech, senior lecturer in second language teaching and curriculum literacies at Griffith University, Queensland; and Sue Ollerhead, lecturer in language education at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. It was originally posted on the IIEP Learning Portal on 6th November 2019. Multilingualism is good for us. Not only does speaking more […]

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How do we stop language screwing up learning?

Language of instruction can be frustrating. The evidence says children learn based on what’s familiar to them. This ideally means teaching in children’s mother tongue, and at worst teaching in a language frequently used in children’s lives. Poor rural children, exposed mainly to local language, need to be taught through local language. However, an estimated […]

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