Language remains an invisible factor in current discourses on education, such as SDG4. This usually results in global languages like English playing a dominant role in education. We argue that languages develop through use, and the more we start using local languages the more they will develop, thereby opening doors for learners hitherto excluded from accessing knowledge as they were not proficient in the language of instruction. We need to desist from binary thinking: it is not a case of access to a dominant language OR a local language, but rather to a dominant language AND a local language/s. Languages open doors. The more languages we speak, the richer we are.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|
|Event||Language and Development Conference - Dakar, Senegal|
Duration: 28 Nov 2017 → …
|Conference||Language and Development Conference|
|Period||28/11/17 → …|