Language and Literacy

Language and Literacy

The Multilingual Education Newsletter, Issue 12 included this interview by ERF Director, Myra Harrison with Professor Joe Lo Bianco, international expert on language and literacy.

“Professor Lo Bianco talks about his experience in going to school for the first time and meeting a completely unknown language – a situation faced by many children today. He talks of the importance of initial mother-tongue instruction, the essentials in teaching children to read, why literacy is important in today’s world, and why children need plenty of reading material.” Read the full transcript here.