Languages in education

Languages in education

If you don’t understand, how can you learn?

UNESCO believes everyone has the right to learn in their own language and that it is an important means to improving learning, learning outcomes and socio-emotional development. But globally 40 per cent of the population does not have access to an education in a language they speak or understand. Cultural and linguistic diversity also play a key role in sustainable societies and help build peace, tolerance and respect for difference.  

International Mother Language Day 2022: technology-enabled multilingual education: challenges and opportunities
UNESCO
2022
UNESCO
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Ensuring inclusive education for ethnolinguistic minority children in the COVID-19 era: guidance note
UNESCO Bangkok Office
2021
Support for this publication was provided by the Global Partnership for Education
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2020 International Mother Language Day: role and contribution of cross-border languages and trans-border languages in promoting linguistic and cultural diversity
UNESCO
2021
UNESCO
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Mother tongue and early childhood care and education: synergies and challenges
UNESCO
UNESCO Bangkok Office
2020
UNESCO
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