Tag Archives: International Mother Language Day

Speaking of Languages…

When languages fade, the UN says, “so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression – valuable resources for ensuring a better future – are also lost.” It is because of … Continue reading

“Celebrate the cultural diversity found in your own classroom. Let students be proud of their heritage, and encourage them to share it with others.” – K. David Harrison, USA

“Who knows what we don’t know that already exists within a culture other than ours? The key to extracting that knowledge is language! It is my hope that more people will become aware of this and embrace other cultures and languages as a result.” – Carla Hurd, USA

Celebrating International Mother Language Day (February 21) – USA

International Mother Language Day was created in 1999 when the United Nations General Assembly called on members to “promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world.”  When languages fade, the UN says, “so does the … Continue reading