Saturday, July 23, 2011

[MLE] Headsets in the classroom

Dear MLE friends,

South Africa is doing an experiment where children from the minority group get the classroom interactions translated via an interpreter. "Six months into the project (...) education officials, teachers and interpreters are enthusiastic about the results."
"The project, run by the language directorate of North-West University's (NWU) institutional office, entails the interpretation of lessons from English to Setswana in grade one, and Afrikaans lessons are interpreted to English from grades two to seven. In this way, three languages are involved in the project"
Read more at: http://mg.co.za/article/2011-07-20-found-in-translation/   


Regards,

Karsten
Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

SIL, South Asia Group

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