PRAESA offers training in:

  • early childhood development (ECD) multilingual literacy
  • curriculum development
  • multilingual materials development

We also work as consultants to other projects in these areas.

For more information, contact us.

Our training materials include:

Training for Early Literacy Learning (TELL) project

The TELL project was set up to help transform the quality of literacy and biliteracy teaching in South Africa by developing practical training materials underpinned by meaning-based theories and pedagogies for initial and in-service teacher education.

PRAESA and colleagues at the University of Reading worked together on the adapting and developing materials, which could be useful in a wide variety of multilingual settings, particularly in Africa.

TELL project materials can be downloaded here: http://praesa.textmatters.com

Chloe’s Story: First Steps into Literacy

By Carole Bloch, this illustrated book published by Juta in 1997, explores how young children become literate by weaving reading and writing into the social and cultural practices of their home and communities. It will interest teachers and teacher educators, parents and others who wish to deepen their understanding of early learning and development.

Download it here

Sink or Swim: Navigating Language in the Classroom

Through filmed lessons in a variety of classrooms and interviews, including with PRAESA founder Neville Alexander, this documentary shows the importance of mother tongue education and is as relevant today as it was when it was produced.

Produced by TOMIX productions for PRAESA in 2004.