The Importance of Learning Languages in Today's World

21 February 2024

Embracing Linguistic Diversity: The Importance of Learning Languages in Today's World

In the heart of our all girls boarding school in Surval Montreux, we celebrate International Mother Language Day, were we are reminded of the profound importance of learning new international languages in our increasingly interconnected and globalised world. As a close-knit community of girls, we take pride in the linguistic diversity that defines us and shapes our understanding of each other's cultures.


Celebrating International Mother Language Day

The International Mother Language Day celebration at Surval Montreux was a testament to our commitment to fostering a deep appreciation for languages. Our students, representing various corners of the globe, took the stage to share the beauty and uniqueness of their mother tongues. The assembly became a vibrant mosaic of cultures, showcasing the incredible linguistic wealth within our community.


Exploring Linguistic Marvels

The presentations ranged from insights into the Cyrillic alphabet to a journey through the linguistic diversity of Mexico. We delved into the origins of the Ukrainian language, unraveling its historical significance and cultural nuances. Arabic, with its distinctive sounds, captivated our attention as students passionately explained why it stands out among world languages. The complexity of Mandarin Chinese was explored, highlighting the intricate characters that make it a linguistic marvel.


Championing Cultural Identity

While English serves as the glue that binds our community together, and French is a shared learning experience for all students, we understand the profound importance of celebrating individual identities. Our girls were given the space to express themselves in their mother tongues, creating a mosaic of voices that resonated with the unique cadence of each language. This celebration reinforced the idea that language is not just a means of communication; it's a vessel for culture, history, and personal expression.


As we wrap up our celebration of International Mother Language Day at Surval Montreux, we are reminded of the transformative power of language. Learning new international languages goes beyond mere communication; it is a journey of discovery, a celebration of diversity, and a bridge that connects us to the richness of human expression. In an era where the world is becoming more interconnected, the ability to speak multiple languages is an invaluable skill that fosters understanding, empathy, and collaboration. At Surval Montreux, we take pride in nurturing this linguistic tapestry, recognizing that it not only enriches our lives but also prepares us to navigate the complexities of our globalized world with grace and understanding.


Which languages do you learn at Surval Montreux?

English Language, English Literature, French (DELF), plus optional additional languages such as Spanish, Italian and Russian.

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