The following is part of an article written by Baroness Coussins, who is Co-Chair of the British all-party parliamentary group on Modern Languages and a Vice President and Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (www.ciol.org.uk).
Portuguese has more than 200 million native speakers, making it the fifth-ranked language and it is also the most widely spoken language in South America. In 2019 UNESCO decided to declare the 5th of May as World Portuguese day, an honour that was given for the first time to an unofficial UNESCO language.
Nika and Shahrzad have joined us in the new role of Project Coordinator, and they will be responsible for dealing with our databases of providers, selecting and recruiting different types of vendors, and assisting our Project Managers with projects and quality checks.
Today (April 20th) is Chinese Language Day, set up by the United Nations in 2010. The UN originally created language days for each of its six official languages (Chinese, English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish) to celebrate cultural diversity and multilingualism.
2022 is fast approaching and we are all getting ready for a new beginning, which we hope will mark the end of the pandemic.
Given the latest news and restrictions brought in due to the current situation, we all need some ideas to brighten these holidays and put the best foot forward for the New Year.