2022.a. märtsikuu uudiskirjast leiate NBR presidendi Sigurborg Jónsdóttiri pöördumise seoses sündmustega Ukrainas ja lühiülevaate uudiskirja artiklitest. Ta kirjutab:
The world as we know it has been undergoing a lot of changes, especially in the last few years with refugees from the African continent coming to Europe. The tragic events in Ukraine have had a huge impact and more people are forced to leave their country. We need more language teachers, for foreign languages, for mother tongues of immigrants and refugees and for the language of the country they live in. It’s important that all of them have the chance to receive pedagogical training in this field. We also need to look at the possibility of content-based language learning. Countries with two official languages or more are also facing the problem of promoting all official languages, so that there is a certain basic competence in all languages. The contributions in this Newsletter focus on the above mentioned. SUKOL in Finland has conducted two surveys on the language learning situation in primary schools, both foreign languages and Swedish as one of two official languages. The results make an interesting reading. STIL in Iceland has a long-time partner Association called Móðurmál – The Association on Bilingualism and we can read about their important work as the number of people of other origin than Icelandic increases. LPA in Lithuania informs about their various events in February, which were quite varied and interesting. Let us continue working towards a multilingual and multicultural world through languages and communication with each other.
Uudiskirjast (lk 11) leiate ka kaks lühiuudist Eestist:
Great news from Estonia – a special award “Recognition for the long-term contribution to the teaching and development of the Estonian language”
Estonian Language Strategy 2021- 2035 Available now in English
The strategy focuses on developing and strengthening #Estonian but also sets strategic goals for foreign language learning. It addresses language policy challenges in three broad areas: status and prestige of Estonian; language technology and infrastructure; and the learning and teaching of languages.
The strategy works in unison with the “Education Strategy 2021 2035” https://bit.ly/3Ir7OEf and other national strategic documents to enable people to fulfil their potential and contribute to the development of Estonia and global sustainability
Lugege uudiskirja – Newsletter No 1 (March 2022)