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Talking in, talking around and talking about the L2: Three literacy teaching responses to L2 medium of instruction in the Lao PDR

Cincotta-Segi, Angela


With speakers of over one hundred languages, the Lao PDR is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse nations in Southeast Asia. However, its education policy stipulates that Lao is the language of education at all levels of schooling. Non-ethnic Lao students are thus required to learn literacy in a language which they do not speak. Within this context, teachers must find ways to balance policy constraints with the needs of their students and with their own beliefs and values around...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Compare: a journal of comparative and international education
DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2011.547285


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