Mother-tongue is the language that a child learns in his mother's lap. It is the language which the child learns almost without any conscious effort on his part. Mother-tongue plays a tremendously useful and important role in the field of education of a child. Therefore, it must be given an important and prominent place in the curriculum. It is a language which the child acquires while living in his own social group. If our children are not educated in their mother tongue, thousands of years of thought processes might end abruptly. There are certain concepts, cultural constructs and even philosophical beliefs that can only be expressed in a child's mother tongue. There are important cultural and linguistic reasons for a person to a second language.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0216
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada