Profile Information


Clarisse Hager

Current Institution/Organizational Affiliation

Nutrition & Education for Children

Current Occupation



Early Childhood Development, Nutrition, Education, Employment

Short description of research interests (max 100 words)

My research focuses on the knowledge of both the phonological system of the mother tongue and the phonological system of the teaching language (phonological awareness) to contribute to a better use of the mother tongue for a good and efficient development of the students’ literacy skills in the Sub-Saharan African multilingual context. It provides a scientific evidence-based framework to implement a program for a bilingual education: (i) Mother tongue / French and then (ii) French / English, by using only the mother tongue as teaching language during the first 3 years of school for the first reading and writing instructions.