Multilingual education

definition

Multilingual education refers to the use of two or morelanguages as mediums of instruction (UNESCO, 2003:17).

UNESCO. Education in a multilingual world: UNESCO education position paper. UNESCO, 2003.

example of use

Bilingual and multilingual education can have significant benefits for improving education quality and reducing repetition and dropout, but key implementation challenges remain: countries must ensure that there are enough trained teachers proficient in the learners’ mother tongue and that learning resources in various languages are widely available (UNESCO, 2008: 133).

UNESCO. Education for All by 2015: will we make it? EFA global monitoring report, 2008. Paris: UNESCO, 2008.

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