Malta: Minister launches new book collection on Maltese language

Stan and Sandy Anonby stan-sandy_anonby at
Tue Oct 10 03:27:26 UTC 2006

Anybody know if the Maltese are shifting to English?

Stan Anonby

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> Minister launches new book collection on Maltese language for adults
> by Dorian Cassar, di-ve news
> FLORIANA, Malta (di-ve news) -- October 07, 2006 -- 1915CEST -- Minister
> Louis Galea launched a collection of three books, Sisien, aimed at
> teaching adults how to use the Maltese language appropriately in everyday
> situations. The book collection is the outcome of a pedagogical training
> programme to 46 literacy facilitators which was co-financed by the EU
> Structural Funds. The first book in the collection is Nghallmu Lsienna,
> aimed at serving as a guide for teachers to the way to address adults when
> learning the Maltese language. The second book is Inhaddmu Lsienna which
> presents themes and discussion topics to aid reading, listening,
> understanding and speaking.
> The remaining book is called Nitharrgu fi Lsienna and should serve to
> strengthen reading skills and to provide guidelines that will help the
> student to write correctly. "The collection is a direct result of years of
> experience of teaching the Maltese language to adults", Minister Galea
> told a press conference on Saturday. He added that the basic abilities of
> any language are directly addressed in this project and aims at giving
> basic training in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
> When quoting NSO figures, Minister Galea said that 15,437 persons followed
> a literacy course in 2004. The Education Division alone has offered
> courses to 7,800 individuals in 2005.
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