[lg policy] Sri Lanka: Japan provides Rs. 100 million to promote Trilingual Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 12 15:13:16 UTC 2014


Japan provides Rs. 100 million to promote Trilingual Language Policy
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The Government of Japan has granted Rs. 100 million under its Non-Project
Counterpart Fund for the implementation of the Trilingual Language Policy
of Sri Lanka.


Rs. 80.24 million will be provided for capacity building of language
teachers in the general education system promoting a Trilingual Sri Lanka.
This project for teacher development and capacity building by improving the
quality of learning and teaching of Sinhala, Tamil, and English to promote
trilingual Sri Lanka.


The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Education and would
support the development of teacher training material and conducting of
training programs at provincial, zonal and divisional levels, establishment
of quality circles of language teachers etc. and the preparation of
handbook for the use of government officers in all four levels.


Another Rs. 20 million will be provided for preparation of handbook for the
use of government officers in all IV levels. This project for printing of
study packs based on syllables prepared for second language proficiency in
all four levels of public officers and the printing of related course
modules.


This project will be implemented by the Ministry of National Languages and
Social Integration. The two projects are expected to benefit around 54,150
of language teachers (Sinhala, Tamil, and English), nearly 4 million
primarily to secondary level students and 1.3 million public officers and
the general public as a whole.

http://www.ft.lk/2014/03/12/japan-provides-rs-100-million-to-promote-trilingual-language-policy/


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