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February 21, 2020
by ISB Native Language Programs
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Happy International Mother Language Day 2020!

Like biodiversity, linguistic diversity is important to study and safeguard. Every year on February 21, the United Nations observes International Mother Language Day to celebrate all languages and promote multilingualism. ISB observed #IMLD2020 with displays in both libraries, a themed prompt on the … Continue reading

March 14, 2018
by ISB Native Language Programs
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Got Motivation? Check Out This Student’s Speech

Staying motivated to practice a native language can be tough. In this TEDxYouth@ISBangkok speech given in March 2016, former ISB student Hantz Hessouh shares his reasons for maintaining his native French. This video was discussed by ISB grade 8 EAL students on International Mother Language … Continue reading

February 21, 2018
by ISB Native Language Programs
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Happy International Mother Language Day 2018!

Today is International Mother Language Day, an observance recognized by the United Nations and long celebrated by UNESCO, with the aim of promoting linguistic diversity and multilingualism— “keystones of sustainability and peace” on the UNESCO International Mother Language Day 2018 website. ISB … Continue reading

February 19, 2018
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Books for International Mother Language Day 2018

In observance of International Mother Language Day on February 21, the ISB libraries have displayed books in several languages represented on the ISB student body. To see the books, please visit the MS/HS Library or the ES Hub.  Occasionally, community members express interest in donating … Continue reading

February 15, 2018
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Posters for International Mother Language Day 2018

February 21 is International Mother Language Day. ISB High School students have made posters that are now displayed in the MS/HS cafeteria and HS hallways. Below is a small sampling of the posters. Please come to the HS to see more! About 40 languages are represented … Continue reading