Languages: fifty experts watch their tongues at UNESCO (30 May-1 June)

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Over 50 international experts working in education, linguistics, anthropology, media and Internet are meeting from 30 May to 1 June 2011, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to jointly develop a language assessment tool.

A presentation on Multilingualism and Education is foreseen at the joint expert meeting “Towards UNESCO Guidelines on Language Policies: a Tool for Language Assessment and Planning” whose aim is to revise UNESCO’s Language Vitality and Endangerment Methodology and produce guidelines to steer language policy development and language management.

UNESCO promotes mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual approaches in education - an important factor for inclusion and quality which is guided by the principle of equality of all cultures and languages. 

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Press release and draft programme

Languages in Education

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