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Multilingual Education

COMET Auckland has been part a collaboration joined-up with UNESCO celebrating International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21, 2017 under the theme “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”. 

COMET Auckland has become a collaborator with: English Language Partners, Community Languages Association of New Zealand (CLANZ),and  their sister organisations TESOLANZ and Multicultural New Zealand to launch resources for use at home and in schools.

See the attached resource IMLD Strategy specially designed for homes and families to support maintenance of home languages. More cards in various languages will be posted here progressively.

Visit UNESCO website to find out about IMLD

Follow #MotherLanguageDay 

IMLD fosters sustainable development for learners to have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy are acquired. Local languages, especially minority and indigenous, transmit cultures, values and traditional knowledge, thus playing an important role in promoting sustainable futures.


"On the occasion of this Day, I launch an appeal for the potential of multilingual education to be acknowledged everywhere, in education and administrative systems, in cultural expressions and the media, cyberspace and trade. " 

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General