Why is the use a second language (mother tongue) discouraged when teaching Ebglish? Should it not be made a part of the curicullum especially for 'Beginners' (assuming he/she is not a false beginner) or the Elementary.
For the rural communities in Asia (I do not know about other parts of the world), the mother tongue is the main stay. Most students, if not all, do their primary (some even till the 9th or 10th grade) education in their mother tongue. If this group of students could be given an early exposure to the English language it will make a big difference to them. Then when they come into the cities and go on to graduate and post graduate programmes they will not be so handicapped.
- Teaching resources
- Teacher development
- Teacher training