In March this year, Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga announced the government’s plan to introduce Mother Tongue Based Bilingual Education for all South African children. We welcome this direction by the DBE and wrote a piece in The Conversation outlining ideas for implementing the plan. We argue that the department will need to focus on building language policy at a school level, developing bilingual pedagogies, producing multilingual materials and offering bi/multilingual teacher education.

READ: Bilingual education can work in South African schools: here’s how.

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