Refers to the use of the learner's mother tongue as a medium of instruction (unesco, 2003, p 14) bilingual education refers primarily to the use of two languages in a. Mother tongue is a traditional term for a person's native language—that is, a language learned from birth also called a first language, dominant language, home language, and native tongue (although these terms are not necessarily synonymous. Review focuses on these mother tongue-based bilingual and multilingual education programmes th is review is intended to assist unesco, the lead international educational agency, to develop clear guidelines and principles for language policy in early education, particularly within the context of the dakar.
- amy tan's mother tongue in mother tongue, amy tan talks about how language influenced her life while growing up through pathos she explains to her audience how her experiences with her mother and the chinese language she came to realize who she wanted to be and how she wanted to write. Edgar hernandez professor ali enc 1102 march 20, 2014 amy tan's, mother tongue and alice walker's everyday use both share similar traits in their writings of these two short stories. Sometimes we think of our mother tongue as the language spoken at home to our parents or or the language our parents taught us for some of us this is true, others not so as author rita rosenback says , in this diverse world we can be mother-tongue-less and don't speak our mother tongue.
Use tan's ideas about different kinds of english from mother tongue as a basis to consider the kinds of english you encounter every day then write an essay in which you explain the use of english in your life and communications. For me it is quite hard to consider which is my mother tongue, which is my native language and which is my dominant language because i speak the three languages that i know every day when i was born, my mother only spoke to me in catalan and my father only in english, and in between them they spoke spanish to each other and still do it. In the event the language you want to learn a language, your mother tongue can also ease the rate of you learning a language or make it substantially harder depending on how related the language you already know and the language your learning is ie mandarin & japanese or english & malay.
The essays, mother tongue by amy tan and private language, public language by richard rodriguez are recollections of both authors' personal battles with the gap between their family and public languages. Mother tongue, by amy tan and language use in family and society, by lee thomas and linh cao, are two examples of how language is important in communication, even if the members of the family may be speaking a language other than english. Our mother tongue, the seychellois creole language, is a national, constititutional and official language, alongside both english and french, which they are also our national languages yes, since it is our constitutional and educational rights our children are being educated in all three. In amy tan's essay, mother tongue, i would suggest that she uses a type of organization known as comparison or compare/contrast: comparisons allow you to analyze and evaluate two or more.
The picture below shows how the indo european language family tree branch comes from the main mother tongue trunk source: historical linguistics and global language families another beautiful illustration of the indo european language family tree from minna sundberg. Mother tongue education refers to any form of schooling that makes use of the language or languages that children are most familiar with this is usually the language that children speak at home with their family. The importance of language amy tan's mother tongue (385-391) makes us aware of our use of language in daily life in her essay amy tan describes how all of the english's that she grew up with, normal english and mother tongue english, has molded her first view of life. In historical linguistics, the tree model (also stammbaum, genetic, or cladistic model) is a model of the evolution of languages analogous to the concept of a family tree, particularly a phylogenetic tree in the biological evolution of species.
Mother tongue and language use in family and society mother tongue, by amy tan and language use in family and society, by lee thomas and linh cao, are two examples of how language is important in communication, even if the members of the family may be speaking a language other than english. Preview overview in the essay mother tongue, amy tan explains that she began to write stories using all the englishes i grew up with how these different englishes or even a language other than english contribute to identity is a crucial issue for adolescents. Mother tongue by amy tan i am not a scholar of english or literature i cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the english language and its variations in this country or others.
Read the excerpt from mother tongue just last week, i was walking down the street with my mother, and i again found myself conscious of the english i was using, the english i do use with her. Nevertheless, we carry on 'learning' our mother tongue, throughout our lives this is the case not least because the language we speak changes and evolves, often in quite short periods of time. Key difference: here, mother tongue is basically considered to be the native language this is the language that is spoken at home by the family, by the parents the first language, on the other hand, may refer to the first language that the person learned.