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  • Feb 23, 2012
  • 08:22 PM

East Timor to trial multilingual education (audio)

Radio Australia
East Timor's Ministry of Education says it will go ahead with a pilot program to teach young students in their own minority language, despite vocal opposition from some civil society groups. The Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education trial will see schools in three district teach children from pre-school age to grade three in a local language as well as in the official languages of Portuguese and Tetum.

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