Mother tongue

Mother tongue can be defined in many ways, but most often as the language a child learns first before other languages. Bilingual children can have two or more languages as a mother tongue.

Móðurmál, the Association on Bilingualism, is supporting and giving children the opportunity to learn and maintain their own mother tongue and provides lectures and presentations for parents, schools and the general public.

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Mother tongue teaching in the Árborg Municipality

The Árborg Municipality offers mother tongue education for children with multicultural backgrounds. The classes take place in Vallaskóli and are free of charge. The following languages are being taught: Arabic, Philippine languages (bísaya and tagalog) and Polish. All teachers have teaching certifications.

The libraries of the schools within the Árborg Municipality have a range books in various languages, including Polish.  

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