Mother Tongue

A good foundation for Mother Tongue education is laid in the first years of primary school. Mother Tongue language lessons aim to develop a student’s ability to express and interpret thoughts, feelings and facts in both oral and written form (listening, speaking, reading and writing), and to interact linguistically in an appropriate way in the full range of societal and cultural contexts, education and training, work, home and leisure.

Essential knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the mother tongue language lessons requires an individual to have knowledge of basic vocabulary, functional grammar and the functions of language. It includes an awareness of the main types of verbal interaction, a range of literacy and non-literacy texts, the main features of different styles and registers of language and communication in different contexts.

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