The theme for 2018, Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development, highlights the role that mother languages play in the development of literacy and numeracy as well as the key concept of intercultural understanding.
Ways in which International Mother Language Day can be celebrated in your school may include;
- labelling areas of the school using languages represented in the school community
- inviting community members to share their mother languages with students via interviews or guest reader sessions
- creating an art display based on mother languages of the student in the class or school (eg a collage of greetings for display in the office foyer area)
- holding a morning tea where parents share traditional dishes and exchange recipes.
Share with us your planned ideas and photos on our Yammer group, Languages K-6.