angola
botswana
DRC
kenya
lesotho
malawi
mozambique
namibia
swaziland
zambia
zimbabwe
Angola
Botswana
DRC
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
Swaziland
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Breakthrough to Literacy

Mother-tongue literacy course for the first three years of schooling

Breakthrough to Literacy ( BTL ) is a literacy programme developed by the School’s’ Council in the UK and adapted by the Molteno Project for the African language schools.

Main Characteristics of Breakthrough to Literacy

  • Learner-centeredness: Encourages active participation in the learning process.
  • Ability Grouping: Enables each learner to move at his/her own pace within a supportive group.
  • Self-pacing: Allows individual learners to select their next phase of development.
  • Small- group work: Provides a secure learning environment and ongoing consolidation.
  • Critical thinking: Develops crucial thinking skills and enables learners to work independently.
  • Phonic regularity: Capitalises on the phonic regularity and spelling systems of indigenous African languages.