A. Reasons why the Mother Tongue should be used in primary schools
B. Points and ideas about Mother Tongue-based Education
III. Target learners of Mother Tongue-based Education
IV. Effects of Mother Tongue-based education to students
process like not improving student’s communication,… This led to the idea that all use of the mother tongue in the language classroom should be avoided (Harmer, 2001:131).
In many materials of teaching and learning language, writers have given a lot of good ways to teach and learn speaking...
the foreign languages are best learnt when compared and contrast with those of mother tongue.
In this method, while teaching the text book the teacher translates every word, phrase from English into the mother tongue of learners. Further, students are required to translate sentences from their...
advantage in adulthood, would seem reason enough for many parents to desire for their child to be a master of two languages or even more.
Learning English has become an important topic in education around the world. This is particularly so in countries where English is not considered to be the...
that the best medium for teaching a child is the mother tongue through which children understand better and express themselves freely. The basic position of the 1953 report, which shows that children learn quickly through their first language than an unfamiliar linguistic medium, is supported by...
, inappropriate curricula and lack of adequate school facilities,
submersion makes both learning and teaching extremely difficult, particularly when the
language of instruction is also foreign to the teacher.
Mother tongue-based bilingual programs use the learner’s first language, known as the
cases), especially in developing countries and marginalized populations.
2 Academic gains observed from mother tongue-based education can regress if a child is pulled out of the language before developing mastery in it. A Grade 3 cut-off makes it difficult for the child to adjust to a...
children. Children and elders were unable to build durable relationships as communication links were effectively broken. This weakened the culture as traditional values regarding child rearing were never taught in the native tongue or were forgotten with the language. Residential schooling allowed...
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5) HK example of “branch” method (Medium of Instruction policy)
According to the previous Medium of Instruction policy (MOI), starting in the 1998 school year, 307 government and government-aided secondary school in Hong Kong were required to adopt mother-tongue (Cantonese) teaching. Only...
language teaching programme. A similar opinion is expressed by Richard-Amato, who believes games to be fun but warns against overlooking their pedagogical value, particularly in foreign language teaching. There are many advantages of using games. "Games can lower anxiety, thus making the acquisition of...
method, learners listen to the mother tongue more than that to the second/foreign language. Since language learning involves habit formation such students fail to acquire habit of speaking English. Thus, they have to pay a heavy price for being taught through this method.
c. Exact translation is not...
opinion that mother tongues should be used with great caution and only as a last resort as such a crosslingual strategy might cause more damage than benefit due to conceptual differences in grammar (as in tenses) and structures in English.
It would not be far-fetched to say that most of our school...
(Third All India Educational Survey, NCERT 1975) was 67; the number came down to 41 in 1993 (Sixth All India Educational Survey, NCERT 1995) (cb. Srinivasa Rao 2008). While the promise of education through / in the mother tongue of the child is made time and again, we notice that with in a period...
level of foreign language may be close to their mother-tongue level ultimately.
Firstly, there are some reasons that younger learners can handle the second languages faster. To begin with, it can be clearly seen that about the second language impact of increased age, the generally accepted...
Even with the studies and researches done to prove that having a good foundation of the understanding of the mother- tongue language of the child, there is still a whole lot of questions that rose with regards to parents’ aspirations for their children to learn English as early as Kindergarten since...
to those in the mother-tongue; therefore, if parents or teachers wish to take
advantage of the linguistic as well as the musical value of a particular song,
they may need to develop learning strategies over and above singing itself for
the children to fully understand what the song...
also converse each other in the target language.
Advantages of Direct Method
One of its positive points is that it promises to teach the language and Not
about the language.
It is a natural method which teaches language in the same way the mother
tongue is acquired. Only the target...
groups, children who have access to instruction in their mother tongue are more likely to enroll and attend school, while a lack of education in first language is a main reason for children dropping – out (Smits, 2008). In addition to that, significant study in Guatemala shows that grade repetition is...
cannot be blamed on the availability of large masses educational people in India.
Uncertainty and vacillation have marked the government’s policy regarding the medium of education in India. Mahatma Gandhi wanted basic education to be imparted through the mother tongue. Bearing this in mind the...
drive out demons; they will speak in new
tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not
hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well." (Mark 16:17-
18). This belief of divine works ordained to a...
of Jesus Christ even as a child. I came from a family of preachers and ordained ministers who taught me the teachings and the word of God. I continue to follow these teachings today and I also teach these teaching to others. Growing up my mother and her friends would host weekly Bible studies at...
to speak holophrases or one-word utterances. Their use of words may not correspond to adult meanings and will often overlap adult meanings (known as overextension errors). For example, a child may call all women “Mommy”.
5) 14-20 months
Children can distinguish newly learned ‘words’ and detect...
dialect. That is why a child I likely to succeed academically and is able to learn more through their native language.
K+12 curriculum’s first year of implementation S.Y. 201-2013 brought many changes in education such as minimized class schedule, the new subject mother tongue, and the use of mother...
Pakistani. Pupils come from stable families with strong religious and social links with the community. Statistically there are approximately 99% of pupils whose mother tongue is not English and 60% of the intake require free school meals. The school provides a range of adult education activities, parent...
are sending their children overseas to places like the UK or the USA. Here I will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of sending a child to study overseas.
One of the reasons why parents send their children overseas to study is that, other countries have better education...
vital to good early education is a mother tongue teaching and development of reading skills to enable students to have strong knowledge in English, Science and Math. Way back in 1950s, UNESCO made the recommendation, base on the experience of many countries that the best medium of instruction with...
sounds are processed by the right side of the brain. (A. Cruttenden. Language in infancy & childhood. P7.)
The first sounds that a baby produces are the cries at birth, which appear to be, along with other early sounds, purely reflexive. However, by the time the child is only a few weeks old the mother...
implementation of Mother Tongue-based Language Education in Philippine basic education classrooms?
What are the advantages, challenges and key issues for change of language-in-education-towards the use of Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education in a multilingual nation?
This paper intends to...
to unknown English words with abstract ideas which are easily explained in the mother tongue. This method has been found in useful for a comparative study or understanding the difference of structures of sentences in English and the vernacular.
better while using their Mother Tongue 6). If a child cannot effectively express his or her thoughts, he or she will end up either questioning his or her surroundings or merely go with the flow (Tubeza, “Local dialects key to global success” A6).
Aside from students, the mother tongue-based...