The Iyasa language alphabet chart presented to the public

POSTE DE COMPTABLE

Ministry opportunities in SIL Cameroon

Le nouveau Directeur Exécutif de la SIL International prend ses fonctions

SIL CAMEROON WORKS ON NATIONAL LANGUAGES CELEBRATED WITH AN AFRICAN EXCELLENCE AWARD

La Journée Internationale de la Langue Maternelle - Le 21 février 2015

Publication du lexique lagwan: un nouveau palier franchi pour le développement de la langue lagwan

Le cri du développement des langues retentit dans la Région du Sud

Le développement de la langue maternelle en bonne place à la deuxième édition des rentrées scientifiques du Ministère de la Recherche scientifique et de l’Innovation du Cameroun.

Dialoguer avec les Saintes Ecritures

Développement de la langue maternelle, les communautés de l’Océan se connectent

La SIL au chevet de la paix et la sécurité au Cameroun

School books available in the Baka mother language

La SIL en faveur de l’Education des enfants handicapés

De l’or, du Vermeil et de l’Argent pour récompenser le mérite à la SIL

2013: Sous le signe des stratégies innovantes pour plus d’impact

Les arts, les langues et les cultures nationales au Cœur du développement scientifique.

Pas de science sans langue maternelle

«Les facteurs du leadership des Chrétiens camerounais pour la traduction de la Bible »

Sans un pas sans vous !

L’édition en langue maternelle, une originalité attractive au salon du livre de Yaoundé

Séminaire des mots clés, Yambassa Central

Désormais, l’école en langue Baka

Effervescence autour de l’alphabétisation à la CABTAL

Du sang neuf dans le département de la Promotion des Saintes Écritures

Les comités de langues donnent le ton à l'alphabétisation

Translating is an art...

La Narration Biblique à l’œuvre dans le Mbam

Un alphabet pour le peuple BAKA

Les Bakas à la une!

Journée Internationale des langues Maternelles

Cameroon Mother Languages on the web

New Linguistics Department Head

DVD format in mother tongues

Cameroonian linguists at the summit...WOCAL!

SIL – MINREX, Un survol de la ville de Yaoundé pour couronner les liens de bonne de collaboration

Ensemble pour le développement des langues maternelles...

Language Technology

Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MLE)

Le SOLOY 207 est là

Breaking news

Bafia Reaches Out: Noun Classes and Beyond

New Cameroonian Linguists Make Significant Contributions to Language Development Projects

50th Leadership Matters Course in Cameroon

Fête de la Jeunesse 2011

SIL Cameroon in partnership with the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation rushes in for AGRO PASTORAL SHOW in Ebolowa

General Director Message during the FOBAC consultation.

BBC report on interest and impact of mother-tongue usage

Atelier d’échanges d’expériences en alphabétisation placé sous la présidence du Ministre de la Jeunesse

REGIONAL OFFICES

Safeguarding Cameroon’s Endangered Languages

La recherche scientifique, un facteur de production de richesses

Juillet 21- 23 : Journées d’Excellence de la Recherche Scientifique et de l’Innovation / Région du Sud (JERSIS) à Ebolowa)

HIV/AIDS was speaking my mother tongue

Diversité culturelle et Internet multilingue en Afrique

SIL Research Featured at JERSIC 2009

New Translation Training Put to the Test

Good News Spreads—Nzime to Njyem!

Another Cameroonian language now standardised.

Lance & Abby to the Ndop Plain!

Akwaya Church Leaders consider mother tongues

Triennial Conference of SIL Cameroon

The Executive Director of SIL International visits Cameroon

SIL International President visits Ejagham area in Cameroon:

Top grades

Exact, Clear and Natural

Minister of Basic Education Visits KEPP Classroom

Language connects people

Annual Report 2008 Off the Presses !

New Helicopter will be soon available

Multilingual education in Cameroon: It works

International Literacy Day 2008 in Cameroon

"If your God is so mighty, why doesn't He speak my language?"

A Cakchiquel (Guatemala) man to SIL founder William Cameron Townsend

News archive

Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MLE)

A Strong Foundation for Future Success

Effective learner-oriented education starts with what students know and moves to what they do not know. Before attending school for the first time, children have learned a great deal from their home environment. Their mother tongue is one of their biggest ‘known’ pools of knowledge. Using their mother tongue as the language of instruction in math, reading, writing, and even a foreign language is making use of what they already know in order to effectively teach them what they need to learn.

The value and importance of MLE is affirmed by major organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, Save the Children, the Francophonie and SIL International. SIL Cameroon has been implementing a full program of MLE in the North West Region which has demonstrated how effective the approach is. The Kom Education Pilot Project (KEPP) is in its fourth year. The first year showed performance gains of more than 300% as compared to students taught using English as the language of instruction. Even more significant is the fact that the project continued to show strong gains in subsequent years. In the third year, for example, despite the fact that the testing for both groups of students was carried out in English, the MLE group outperformed by 100% the learners whose instruction was based on English. This shows that the MLE program helped students master all of the subjects, including English as a second language.
See reports under Focus Areas/Literacy & Education/Multilingual Education

These results strongly suggest that substantial gains in Cameroon’s educational performance can be achieved by implementing MLE programs across the nation. SIL Cameroon in collaboration with the Ministry of Basic Education is active in its MLE efforts in seven different languages across the nation. Positive results similar to those already achieved are expected from these programs.

posted: 2012-06-01