Join us

There are many ways you can join the movement for inclusive equitable education and help us make linguistic and cultural diversity the norm, not the exception in education. Here are some examples:

As a school teacher, teacher trainer or school leader:

  • learn more about mother tongue and multilingual education
  • sign up to become a Language Friendly School and join a global network of schools who are committed to welcoming and valuing all students including all of the languages they speak.
  • incorporate multilingual learning materials in your teaching
  • use our teacher toolkit on indigenous languages to create lessons on the importance of indigenous languages and knowledge
  • participate in our webinars, workshops or other events (sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media)

As a parent or caregiver:

  • find out how you can help your child develop their multilingual talents
  • start by speaking and reading to your children in the languages you speak at home
  • talk to other parents, teachers and the school leadership about your school becoming a Language Friendly School
  • donate children’s books in your mother tongue to the school library
  • ‘give a translation’ and translate storybooks in or from your home language
  • participate in our webinars, workshops or other events (sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media)

Indigenous leaders and educators:

  • join the Indigenous-Led Education (ILED) Network
  • participate in ILED-webinars and share your experience with passing on indigenous knowledge and languages

Business managers and policy makers:

  • learn more about mother tongue and multilingual education
  • consider developing a multilingual inclusive policy
  • inquire about our seven week, in-company Inclusion training for the education sector

Coming soon: the Language Friendly School Fund

Since starting the Language Friendly School, we have received requests from schools who who are looking for ways to build professional development of teachers and support their multilingual students, but do not have the financial means to join the Langauge Friendly School network. To respond to these requests, we are currently working on creating a Language Friendly School Fund. Contact us if you are interested.