10th International Symposium on Bilingualism Rutgers University, New Jersey 20-24 May, 2015

The theme of the 10th ISB is “uncovering multilingualism“. New Brunswick, New Jersey is home to a large number of multilingual speakers who speak a variety of native languages of the Americas in addition to Spanish and English. Walking down the streets of the immigrant neighborhoods in the city, one can catch a glimpse of languages from Mexico and Central America that are only used among close networks of speakers.…

Inclusion in and through Education: Language Counts

  The theme for the 15th International Mother Language Day, commemorated by UNESCO every February 21st  to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism, is “Inclusion in and through education: language counts“, focussing on one of the main challenges that cut accross many of the goals of the UN Education for All project. A roundtable will be held a UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on February 20th from 10.00 am to…

Mother Language Day in Wilamowice, Poland

Wilamowice’s Neighbours Association, its School Complex, and City Council unite with the Universities of Warsow and Poznan to commemorate their first International Mother Language Day next February 21st. The event is aimed to raise awareness on the need to preserve Wymysorys, the local language, and its associated cultural heritage. It will include cultural performances and roundtable discussions. Wymysorys is the smallest language in the West Germanic family, with only 31…