Dear Multilingual Education friends,
M TALL (Mother Tongue Base Active Language Learning), an inter-university forum in Jharkhand, is doing very interesting activities such as
- socio-linguistic survey (findings being released within a couple of weeks),
- children’s bilingual picture dictionaries on 60 child-friendly themes printed in 9 tribal and regional languages,
- Bhasha Puliya (school language readiness package for pre-school centres)- to be piloted in 10% Anganwadis,
- School readiness package developed for primary level
M TALL involves all major language group experts, related NGOs, media, 5 government departments, teachers and children. Recently a team of DIET from Chhattisgarh appreciate these model and expressed to replicate this in their state as well. Binay Pattanayak, an UNICEF education specialist is behind all these activities.
For more information on this, click on the following link. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-02/ranchi/36702846_1_language-gap-local-language-unicef
We cheer you in, Binay!--
Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, LinkedIn Profile
SIL International, South Asia Group
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