Mother tongue matters: local language as a key to effective learning

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Several concerns converge on the issue of using local or minority languages in formal education. One of these has to do with increasing awareness of the value of the world’s linguistic and cultural diversity. Many of the world’s languages and cultures are in danger of disappearing in the coming decades for a variety of political, economic and social reasons.


 

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