We can’t help keeping on celebrating Mother Language Day’s 20th anniversary with the young people and their teachers, parents, and guides! We heard three powerful young voices in Episode 96, and got a great overview and history with Antonella Cortese of the International Heritage Language Association (IHLA) and herself a founder and director of an Italian heritage langage and cultural school.
Let’s follow up Episode 95 in Edmonton, Alberta for Mother Language Day with Antonella Cortese, IHLA, and the many heritage schools coming together with some voices and presentations of the youth participants themselves.
This week’s guest, Antonella Cortese, speaks with Norah Jones about the international celebration of Mother Language Day, and the power of heritage language and culture to celebrate both individual identity and global diversity – with joy.
In this fourth and final heritage language series episode, Norah Jones talks with international leaders Renata Peskova (Iceland), Ken Cruickshank (Australia), Gisi Cannizzaro (Netherlands), Antonella Cortese (Canada) and co-moderator Joy Peyton (US).
A short, informative piece about our heritage language schools and their responses to how they managed given the challenges of the pandemic.