Multilingualism as a classroom resource: teachers’ experiences

Mishra, Suneeta (2014) Multilingualism as a classroom resource: teachers’ experiences. Language and Language Teaching, 3 (2). pp. 14-17. ISSN 2277-307X

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India, like some other countries in the world, is highly multilingual, with a large number of languages belonging to five different language families. The 1961 census (considered to be the most reliable till now) recorded 1652 different languages, of which 87 languages are used in the print media, 71 on radio and 47 as the medium of instruction in schools. That could be astounding for someone belonging to a country that follows a ‘more or less monolingual’ policy or pretends to be monolingual. However, in the Indian education system, there are different sets of issues for different stakeholders.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mishra, Suneeta
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Multilingualism, mother tongue, monolingual
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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