Sunday, 22 February 2009
International Mother Language Day (21 February)
Did you know that there are between 6,000 and 7,000 languages in the world? Actually, there used to be more, but unfortunately, they have disappeared. We celebrated their day on February 21. The aim of this day is to promote linguistic diversity and multicultural education. In fact, many of the languages that are spoken today are in danger of extinction.
Here you can read about UNESCO's concern in either English, French, or Spanish. Pay attention to the last part, where you can see how the following sentence is said in the languages of the world:
IN THE GALAXY OF LANGUAGES, EVERY WORD IS A STAR
What can you do to take care of this galaxy? How many stars are there in your own sky?