International Mother Language Day: Putting your money where your mouth is!

Mother tongue promotion in the school helps develop not only the mother tongue but also children’s abilities in the majority school language. (Cummins, J. 2001) This year I am celebrating International Mother Language Day at home, speaking many languages with my own children - mother, father and other. Last year, for IMLD 2015, I had … Continue reading International Mother Language Day: Putting your money where your mouth is!

United Nations News Centre – On Mother Language Day, UN spotlights role of native tongue in education

Education in the mother language is an essential part of achieving these goals – to facilitate learning and to bolster skills in reading, writing and mathematics,” she added, noting that taking this forward will require a sharper focus on teaching training, revisions of academic programmes and the creation of suitable learning environments. Yes, yes and … Continue reading United Nations News Centre – On Mother Language Day, UN spotlights role of native tongue in education

#IMLD: Top 5 (now 6) Reasons to Choose Bilingualism for your Child v2.0

Hire more multilingual employees, because these employees can communicate better, have better intercultural sensitivity, are better at co-operating, negotiating, compromising. But they can also think more efficiently. Antonella Sorace Every once in a while I meet someone who makes me consider this point again. It's usually (as it was this time) someone who says to … Continue reading #IMLD: Top 5 (now 6) Reasons to Choose Bilingualism for your Child v2.0