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Bilingual education dilemma

  • Setiono Sugiharto

JAKARTA | Sat, October 3 2009 | 02:05 pm

PREMIUM The boom of so-called "national plus" schools in the country, which sell bilingual education programs, raises serious pedagogical and cultural concerns. From the viewpoint of second-language acquisition, learners, particularly young learners, are severely disadvantaged as they are excessively imposed to the acquisition of other languages without respect to their own native or local languages...