According to the United Nations:
“Every two weeks a language disappears, taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.”
This year, we’d like to celebrate the achievements of the schools and educators who’ve come onto our courses over the years. We’ve watched as they leave (often unknowingly!) as ‘preservers’ of students’ home languages and cultures. To all of you: please know that your good work will have a priceless, positive impact for many students and families.
To help kick off International Mother Language Day this year, we’ve prepared an amazing free resource for you and your school. Hint: it’s something to celebrate the local language of your country/region AND you can do it together as a school community. Scratching your head? No worries, you can get the resource just by downloading it HERE. It will only be available for one week though, so do it quickly!
Also, watch our short YouTube video below. It explains what happens when trained teachers become language preservers and protectors!
If you’d like to learn more about our courses, mission and impact, visit our website: www.educatorsofbmls.com