Dialect-speaking – particularly with young people – became less common and less valued the human right we had taken for granted was endangered as, in a policy vacuum, many parents failed to appreciate just how important is that inter- generational mother tongue conversation through the work of a. Until i joined a reading programme in ghana, i used to think that teaching children in their mother tongue was not only a waste of their precious time but also out of fashion i remember my secondary school days when many of my friends teased students who spoke in their mother languages they told. The importance of the mother tongue, and, more specifically, of mother-tongue education, is recognised globally use of the mother tongue is regarded as one of the most effective ways of acting and performing cognitively, socially and communally the aim of this article is to encourage and promote the implementation and. By irene lamunu majority of the elite homes in and around kampala today, many parents no longer consider the mother language as something important parents in these homes prefer that their children learn english and any other foreign language for reasons best known to them some parents say that. Here are some facts about why “mother tongue” is important: a child's mother tongue/home language is their primary vehicle of cognitive development in the early years this is why changing language at school-entry is difficult, and often detrimental to, young children when you take away their strongest.
I totally agree, using mother tongue in higher education has its positive outcomes because the students are able to understand better what they are stdudying however nawaf abu-khalaf has a point, without english language, there is limitation to access literature that are available in english than any other language. Are we neglecting our mother tongue by virtue of studying in english medium schools or then in our pursuit to learn a foreign language or two there is absolutely no denying the aspirational and commercial value that english commands, but is our impeccable english coming at the cost of being able to proudly read, write. Parent workshops outlining the importance of the mother tongue are becoming progressively popular, because many parents mistakenly believe that they should only speak to their children in the school's language of tutoring, often contributing to children not gaining comprehensive eloquence in either. Quetta: balochistan governor mohammad khan achakzai has said that the mother tongue of any nation is its first identity and nations become weaker when their languages weaken speaking at a seminar on international mother language day here on wednesday, he said practical steps should be.
The term mother tongue is used in the research literature in various ways it may denote the language learned first the language identified with as a “native” speaker the language known best the language used most a child's first comprehension of the world around him, the learning of concepts and skills. In kenya, the language of instruction is english, and some learners in urban and some cosmopolitan settings speak and understand some english by the time they join school but learners in the rural areas enter school with only their home language for these learners, using the mother tongue in early education leads to a.
As a school community we believe that learning a new language and maintaining a mother tongue matters learning or maintaining a language is important because of personal, social, intellectual, and economic reasons as well strengthening cultural and family ties is part of what happens when a family speaks in a. A first language, native language or mother/father tongue is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period in some countries, the term native language or mother tongue refers to the language of one's ethnic group rather than one's first language children. This document, which was a background document for a unesco global monitoring report, presents an overview of key arguments in support of mtb- mle, as well as addresses some of the myths about it the paper discuss policy development and the implementation of bilingual programs reference: benson, c. The importance of mother tongue in education carolyn savage, head of education at winter's school finder, explains why schools should encourage pupils' mother tongues posted by rianna newman | august 22, 2017 | people, policy, politics.
On the intricacies connected with the concepts of 'mother tongue' and 'mother tongue education' in this task i take the contemporary mosaic multilingual society as a main frame of reference, since it is especially in this context that the concepts of 'mother tongue' and 'mother tongue education' are gaining importance. At dc we fully recognise the importance of students' mother tongues and encourage their use in years 1 and 2, we have been running highly successful mother tongue programmes with the help of parent volunteers to support student learning students are given a choice of language groups to be part of, such as german,. At this juncture, it becomes very important to look at mother tongue as a medium of instruction and communication from the perspective of its effectiveness in fostering learning abilities in nigerian early childhood settings 2 objectives of the study the objectives of this study are to: 1 investigate the effectiveness of the. I've been told that it's very important to have my translation done by a mother tongue translator but i'm not sure exactly what that means and why it matters please can you explain we have a large document in german which needs to be translated into english and i'm not sure if i need a german person or an english.
A new programme is teaching young children to read in their native language in mozambique before moving on to learn portuguese. Carolyn savage highlights the importance of mother tongue learning and proficiency in international schools. Education for all global monitoring report 2005 the quality imperative the importance of mother tongue-based schooling for educational quality carole benson 2004 this paper was commissioned by the education for all global monitoring report as background information to assist in drafting the 2005.
By language and thus develops to a much higher level of sophistication the intimate link between language and cognitive development forms the core of the present article it focuses on the important contribution of mother tongue in the process of cognitive development two major theories of development: piaget. The importance of mother tongue education ayuda en accion the last 15 years have seen the number of children and young people who are not in school fall by almost half every child should be able to access their right to education, and the world has made strides in the right direction - but it's imperative that, in addition.
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with speaking another language one should be bilingual, or trilingual, or better yet multilingual i envy those who know more than two languages but that's not the point here the point is the lack of importance we give our mother tongue whatever language it. Learning to speak in the mother tongue is very important for a child's overall development being fluent in the mother tongue, which is also known as the native language, benefits the child in many ways it connects him to his culture, ensures better cognitive development, and aids in the learning of other languages read on. Mother language has a very powerful impact in the formation of the individual our first language, the beautiful sounds of which one hears and gets familiar with before being born while in the womb, has such an important role in shaping our thoughts and emotions a child's psychological and personality development will. Mother tongue education uses the language or languages that children are most familiar with to help them learn this includes in such programmes equal importance is given to learning in and through both languages and children learn how to take full advantage of their multilingualism and biliteracy the majority of.