Food for Thought : “To Chew with Multiple Tongues”
If you have more than one passport, or inherited multiple cultures, or employ many languages in day-to-day life, then indeed: you are a pluricultural being.
During the last ALTE conference, we learned that “ . . . roughly two-thirds of the world’s population [use] more than one language . . . Consequently, the nature of language learning and teaching has changed in the past several decades . . . [leading] to a number of changes in the way languages are taught and assessed.”
As the world contends with this incredible dynamic, we pluricultural beings will chew on the following thought: the next time you enjoy a covrig, remember we aren’t just tasting its salt. We’re savoring its sare, sale, sal, sel, сол, tuz, 盐 and ملح. Which explains why we can’t just eat one, no?
By: Iván Brave