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.