OP-ED: Sudden switch to English leaves African-language learners at sixes and sevens

African-language learners face huge cognitive and linguistic challenges in their leap from mother-tongue instruction in Grade 3 to English in Grade 4. After three years of exposure to home-language teaching and a solid introduction to English as a first additional language, children should be bilingual. But the reality is very different....

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Published By: dailymaverick - Tuesday, 8 October