What is transition?

 
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Definition
 

Transition, as related to literacy, is the transfer of reading and writing skills from one language to another.

 

This transition may be

 
  • from the mother tongue (L1) to a second language (L2), or
  • from a second language (L2) to the mother tongue (L1).
 
Also known as:

transfer

Discussion
 

Some people distinguish between the terms transition and transfer. In the Literacy bookshelf, the terms are used interchangeably.

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