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​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages
​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages
Earlier this year in Paris, Unesco hosted the official global launch of 2019 as the 'Year of Indigenous Languages'. More than 7 000 languages are...
In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages
In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages
About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not...
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
There is no denying that English is one of the world’s major languages. It’s the mother tongue of nearly
Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few
Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few
Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language.
​Dictionary maker Megan Hall keeps her word
​Dictionary maker Megan Hall keeps her word
When I said I made dictionaries for Oxford University Press, people used to say: “Remind me not to play Scrabble against you!” Now they say:...
Chinese volunteers to teach Mandarin in SA schools
Chinese volunteers to teach Mandarin in SA schools
Question: Who exactly will teach Mandarin when it is introduced in South Africa’s public schools as an optional subject next year? Here’s your...
SA is rich in undervalued languages, but greedy for more
SA is rich in undervalued languages, but greedy for more
On July 16, the minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, released Circular S10 of 2015: "Incremental Implementation of Mandarin as a Nonofficial...
Confucius defuses Mandarin flap
Confucius defuses Mandarin flap
Lyu Jiangao, director of the new Confucius Institute at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), laughs off criticism that adding Mandarin to South...
What’s Motshekga’s Mandarin plan?
What’s Motshekga’s Mandarin plan?
How do you say: “the dog ate my homework” in Mandarin? This will be a useful phrase for some school children come January 2016.

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