Bi-lingual Education on the Rise
Interview with Nawang Phuntsog, Associate Professor, Fullerton State University, S.CA. on his research work and observation on bi-lingual education. Phuntsog said that he found Tibetan children, transitioning from Tibetan into English in grade 6, facing certain problems in the beginning but doing quite well after a year. He recommends better preparation and lesson plans for the program to succeed. Drawing from his teaching experiences, the Professor said that it is not difficult for children to learn two or three languages at the same time, and in fact, parents and teachers should encourage them to do so, for the children’s future prospects.