Expanding educational opportunities in Ghana: bilingualism and biliteracy for young learners

Language and Literacy in Multilingual Settings

DrumsLanguage is an important consideration in international development. In communities around the world, language diversity is common, and bilingualism of individuals is vital to business and social life. Language diversity raises issues in education that must be addressed, because they underlie many other important social issues. For example, choices about the language in which children begin schooling and become literate are fundamental to ensuring equal educational opportunity. Education is central to reducing poverty and enabling social and economic development.

Houses in villageThe Center for Applied Linguistics has worked with the Education Development Center on the Education Quality for All (EQUALL) Project with funding from USAID. We invite you to browse the website to learn more about this project as well as CAL resources related to international  language development and literacy.