Dear Friends and Subscribers
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope the issue will find you well in February — a month of language which will be celebrated as International Mother Language Day across the world. It is universally acknowledged that children quickly pick up a language what old people can’t. But why? The cover story of this issue explores why acquisition of a language happens faster in children. UNESCO recommends six-to-eight-year mother language education which yields better result for the primary students. The UN wing reveals that around 40 per cent of the world children are taught in the language which is not their mother language and they don’t understand the language too. The UNESCO recommends for six-to-eight-year mother language education also because language protein or language gene becomes very proactive in this age group. To understand a matter one needs necessary vocabulary and parents’ language helps greatly to increase the stock of words and grammar necessary for education. Six languages, which are used by the UN as official languages, have a vocabulary of 1.5 to 2 lakh on average. That’s why we are running the cover story on language protein in the month of International Mother Language. Hope you will be curious to know about the link between language and protein or gene and thus like it.
Hope to return to you next month. Stay at home and stay safe.