Passage through Senegal and the Cheick Anta Diop University of Dakar for a discussion on plurilingual education with Professor Mbacké Diagne, Research Director at the English and African Linguistics and Grammar Laboratory.
The language situation in Senegal is representative of the linguistic bath in which African nations are evolving. The place of national languages in school systems, such as Wolof and Pulaar among others in this case, is still uneven vis-à-vis the place occupied by international languages such as French, English or Arabic. This situation is at the heart of current debates as it is linked to the academic success of students, identity issues and the country’s economic development.
Listen to “Episode 16: Mbacké Diagne:“ Without a bilingual revolution, how can Africa really develop? ”” On Spreaker.