International Mother Language Day

By Steven Galvin - Last update

Get Daily news and updates directly to your Email

Today is International Mother Language Day. The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout the world since 2000.

As part of the day’s celebrations UNESCO is hosting a webinar “Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities”, which will discuss the potential role of technology to advance multilingual education and support the development of quality teaching and learning for all.

The webinar will explore the following two main themes:

  • Enhancing the role of teachers in the promotion of quality multilingual teaching and learning.
  • Reflecting on technologies and its potential to support multilingual teaching and learning

Technology  can  provide  new  tools  for  protecting  linguistic  diversity.  Such  tools,  for  example,  facilitating  their  spread  and  analysis,  allow  us  to  record  and  preserve  languages which sometimes exist only in oral form. Put simply, they make local dialects a shared heritage. However, because the Internet poses a risk of linguistic uniformization, we must also be aware that technological progress will serve plurilingualism only as long as we make the effort  to  ensure  that  it  does“.

— Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

 lists a wide range of  languages part-time courses and evening classes in Ireland.

Languages are an essential part of society. There are many reasons to take up a new language. It can be essential for you job if it requires you to work abroad. It broadens your cultural palette and enables you to master communications on a global level. For many students and foreign nationals coming to Ireland, good English is going to boost their confidence and communication skills professionally and sociably. For Irish nationals, acquiring an extra language may give you the chance to work in exotic locations. Having an extra language will look great on your CV and broaden your options. We list hundreds of language courses, English, German, French, Spanish Polish, Russian, Gaeilge, Irish , Swedish, Norwegian, Swiss and more.


Find the language course near you on

Steven Galvin

DkIT host International Music Conference
Ireland Reads - The Power of Words