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Mother tongue learning – A bridge to multilingualism

Mother tongue learning – A bridge to multilingualism

At Xander Apps we are passionate about the importance of mother tongue education, and we make it our mission to develop and offer a variety of Apps to African early learners in their mother tongue. But why exactly is this so important?

The mother tongue can be defined as the first language that a child comes into contact with, and as the dominant language in that child’s immediate environment. Psychologists believe that children acquire the basic structures and rules of their mother tongue even before they can verbalise and communicate in it, through what is termed the Language Acquisition Device. The Language Acquisition Device, or LAD for short, is a hypothetical tool hardwired into the brain which helps children rapidly learn and understand language.

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