Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
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SIL's commitment to see people flourishing using the languages they value most.
Government policies that support the use of non-dominant languages in education have a significant positive influence on the ability of people to use their languages for learning.
Below are resources to support multilingual education and language policy development:
Save the Children Language in Education Policy Statement
This document explains Save the Children's policy on Language in Education and includes a section on implications for National Education Policies.
The Impact of Language Policy and Practice on Children's Learning: Evidence from Eastern and Southern Africa
This report reviews language policy in the 21 countries of UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region. The report reviews established literature, analyses links between learning and language of instruction, profiles each of the 21 countries’ policies and practices on language of instruction, and provides recommendations on mother-tongue language of instruction.