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International Day of the Mother Tongue

The International Day of the Mother Tongue is annually held on the 21st of February and was proclaimed by UNESCO and the United Nations in order to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.

Die Sprachenvielfalt und der Gebrauch der Muttersprache sollen gefördert werden und das Bewusstsein für sprachliche und kulturelle Traditionen gestärkt werden.

The International Day of the Mother Tongue is annually held on the 21st of February and was proclaimed by UNESCO and the United Nations in order to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.

People from 180 nations are living in FrankfurtRheinMain and use their mother tongue in everyday life, in international communities as well as at work in international companies.

Passing on a language to the next generation is essential for sustaining lively a language and therefore linguistic diversity in general. International schools are a perfect place to professionally learn or strengthen linguistic skills. Whether it is English, French, Spanish or Chinese, international schools support children in expanding their knowledge in their mother tongue. Thus, they contribute to passing on linguistic diversity in the FrankfurtRheinMain region. 

Did you know that almost 50 per cent of all families living in Frankfurt communicate at home in another language than German? The info sheet published by the Agency for Multicultural Matters provides you with more interesting facts.

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