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Lecture | Applied African Linguistics

The Proposed Languages in Education Policy for Botswana: Will it Make Local Languages a Social Development Resource?

Monday 31 July 2023
Applied African Linguistics


Botswana’s recently-proposed language in education policy could lead to a big step forward in using local languages in early primary education in the country. It is in line with Botswana’s Vision 2036 to make education for all a reality. The policy, if implemented, will especially lead to an improvement for learners who do not have Setswana as their home language. However, the deadlines set by the government make proper implementation a challenge. The presentation will assess the situation and point out issues that crucially need to be addressed in order to make the policy a success.

This lecture will be held on Zoom
Meeting ID: 638 6323 9013
Passcode: pAkt*fW1

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