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By Dr Anna Riggall. Local languages can complement and support EMI in the classroom. Partnerships are required to achieve both learning and language goals of education.
By Dr Lina Adinolfi. Teachers in Indian low-cost English medium schools shift languages to enhance student understanding but children rarely have opportunities to speak either language in lessons.
By Kimberly Safford. Teachers in Ghana recognise the difficulties caused by using only English but feel constrained from adopting more flexible approaches.
The Open University, British Council & the Education Development Trust (EDT) has been examining the impact English as the medium of instruction (EMI) can have on teaching & learning
There has been a strong push towards universal primary education. But can we make it easier for children to understand in lessons?
With the right mechanisms in place for community involvement and an emphasis on collective mobility and quality of life, could Havana leapfrog autogeddon?
Theresa May's U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But, argues Janette Rutterford, there is a logical solution.
How important have social and solidarity economy organisations been to marginalised populations in gaining both agency and a voice?
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