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Newsletters and articles of interest.

Mandela’s Legacy at LinguaMites

The very DNA of our school is unique in how it brings together three completely different languages and cultures, and immerses children in all three on a daily basis. It is no secret that LinguaMites students are adaptable and comfortable moving across cultural and...

Mandarin Chinese in SA schools

On March 20th 2015, the South African department of Education announced that Mandarin Chinese would now be on offer in schools as an additional subject. This announcement was met with mixed emotions across the country with many highlighting that with an already...

Should your toddler learn another language?

This was an article I wrote for the Milestones magazine February 2015 issue on the many benefits of multilingualism. Many people lament the fact that they never learnt a second or third language when they were younger. The benefits of being able to speak isiZulu,...

Changing Lives – Testimonies from our Caregivers

We stumbled into this programme almost by accident. Roughly 15 months ago we identified the need to provide South African families with resources and tools to raise bilingual children (English and isiZulu) and felt that the unique relationship between a caregiver and...

Reservations about a Trilingual Pre-school?

As the trilingual preschool model is still a unique one, we field many questions from parents and others in education around how and why we do what we do. However, over the course of the last 18 months since we first launched in Douglasdale, 3 important questions have...

Breaking the Cycle

People often ask me why we started our trilingual school, and while I could list a page full of the reasons, top of that list would undoubtedly be for our own children. It’s the education I wanted to give my own kids. I really want my South African children to speak...

Don’t Deny Your Children Their Inheritance

Your mother tongue is a blessing; it is your responsibility as a parent to ensure that it is passed down to the next generation. My great, great, grandfather arrived in Africa to start a new life. English was the language of the new land that Cecil Rhodes had claimed...

Pupils will have to learn African language

It seems language learning is a hot topic, most especially indigenous African languages; this since Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that it would be compulsory for all learners from Grade R onwards (through a phased roll-out strategy) would have to...