harry...very true..during my school days i found some children are confused as generally people speak their own language at home. by learning own language children will not miss the contribution by writers of the language of their own mothertongue.every language is rich in and it will be great help to little children mentally also..the children should be taught a second language slowly..i prefer that children should learn other languages step by step...thanx for visit and showing interest in the subject..lp
here in the u.s., bi-lingual education is often disparaged. "why," some ask, "should native spanish speaker be taught in spanish, when they are living in the u.s.?" well, when latino kids are thrown into english classes, they often never learn proper spanish or proper english. if they can learn the language they already understand well, learning a second language might be easier. is this sometimes true in india?