Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What will you be speaking Feb. 21st?

The eleventh International Mother Language Day, on 21 February 2010, serves to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

We're a month away from this global event, so now is a perfect time to start planning. You can be involved on many levels and in many ways, keeping in mind the goal of promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. You could:

- host a dinner where each guest brings a dish from a different world region.

- learn about music from a region that interests you.

- get together with friends and each person read a poem in a different language. (It doesn't matter how well you speak it or understand it.)

- watch a film in another language or from another culture.

- learn how to greet someone in another language.

- research a language that is nearly extinct, then get involved in saving it. (The best way? Learn it!)

However you choose to celebrate it, have a great International Mother Language Day!

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