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07 Oct 2019

Most countries now recommend home language instruction for the first years of education after which a gradual transition to another language can be made

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

There is a strong body of work that shows that learning problems can develop if the language in which a child has oral proficiency is not the same as the language of instruction. As a result, policymakers in most countries now recommend home language instruction for the first years of education after which a gradual transition to another language can be made.

The HSRC’s Jaqueline Harvey discusses this issue in an interview on Power FM.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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