Have you ever thought of adopting an endangered language? Adopt Greko!

An me platespise, zio – If you speak me I live! A new project promoted by the Linguapax Europe delegates for greko language: Agapimeni fili, me megali charapìa sas grafo, na sas ipo ti accheroame ena cinurio progetto, “An me platespise, zio”. Immaste pedìa ti thelome na stathùme stin Kalavrìa ce na stathùme plategguonda to greko! Poddì sc’essase scerusi ti stus urtimu chronu ekama poddà pramata ce poddà mathimata ja…

Language learning in a global world

The input of the Catalan education system  Joseph Lo Bianco – Mònica Pereña Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 6:00 pm, Auditorium of the Department of Education of the Generalitat (Vía Augusta, 202-226 – Barcelona) This TALK with Professor Joseph Lo Bianco is aimed to reflect and discuss the strategic lines designed by the Catalan Department of Education to draft and implement a genuine multilingual and intercultural educational model in Catalonia.…

BASAbali wins the International Linguapax Award 2018

Coinciding with the International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce that the International Linguapax Award 2018 goes to BASAbali, a “collaboration of linguists, anthropologists, students, and laypeople, from within and outside of Bali, who are collaborating to keep Balinese strong and sustainable”. In words of BASAbali’s founding director, Alissa Stern, “BASAbali is founded in the belief that all languages, but most importantly a language of a great culture…

IMLD “Acting together for linguistic diversity and multilingualism”

UNESCO supports linguistic diversity as an irreplaceable tool of sustainability and peace UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day for nearly 20 years now with the aim of preserving linguistic diversity and promoting mother tongue-based multilingual education. Linguistic diversity is increasingly threatened as more and more languages ​​disappear. One language disappears on average every two weeks, taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. Protecting linguistic diversity is…

Call for nominations for the International Linguapax Award 2018

After the recent delivery of the 2017 International Linguapax Award to Matthias Brenzinger we are pleased to announce that the call for candidates to the 2018 award is now open. Please check terms and conditions below and on our website and bear in mind that the deadline is January 21st, 2018. Linguapax delivers a yearly award on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day (21 February). This prize is a…

First meeting of creators in native languages in Mexico City

The First Meeting of Creators in Original Languages was organised within the framework of the “Linguistic Revitalization through the Arts project”. It took place in the facilities of the Tlalpan History Museum and in the Casa Chata of the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) on  October 12 and 13, 2017, in Mexico City, under the auspices of the National Council of Sciences and Technology, Linguapax …

Linguapax Asia Symposium 2018: The Imperative Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Call for Papers Symposium 2018 – Bilingualism Now: the Imperative Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Date: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM Venue: Tsukuba University, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Attendance Fee: No Charge Description: The main focus of attention in language endangerment is language loss and maintenance. Language revitalization is also the concern of ‘bilingualism.’ A positive and proactive approach to bilingualism helps to organize a…

STATEMENT regarding the political situation in Catalonia and the grave events of 20 September

Linguapax CONDEMNS the acts of coercion carried out against the Catalan institutions over the last few days. Linguapax represents a network of people and projects which are committed to living together in a peace grounded by global linguistic and cultural diversity. In the spirit of our organisation, we defend the freedom of speech and the right of peoples to decide their destiny. We strongly appeal for dialogue and mutual understanding…

Workshop: the languages of my life

Tuesday, September 26th at 5:oo pm – Espai Avinyó – C/Avinyó, 52, Barcelona On the occasion of the European Day of Languages, Linguapax partners with the Consortium for Linguistic Normalization and Espai Avinyó to offer this workshop to reflect on the importance of linguistic autobiographies. Participants will be gather in small groups to share experiences on the languages of their life (those they have come into contact with through different…

Linguapax in official relations with UNESCO

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, recently announced her decision to establish a formal partnership (consultative status) between UNESCO and Linguapax International in accordance with the Directives in force and in view of its “technical capacity to support UNESCO’s work on peace education and linguistic diversity, particularly at country level”. This recognition couldn’t be more timely since Linguapax is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the conference on “Foreign Language Teaching…