Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said: "Man is so many times a man, how many languages he knows". The dialogue of different cultures is of paramount importance in the 21st century.
Learning foreign languages expands the world and makes it richer. In this new century, declared by UNESCO as a century of polyglots, the entire civilized world is committed to openness and understanding. In this regard, the role and the importance of learning the languages of the world is becoming obvious.
In our school, there is a wonderful tradition of the festival dedicated to the International Mother Language Day celebrated annually on the 21st of February under the auspices of UNESCO.
On February 20, 2020, Gymnasium No. 39 held the 9th Dzalil Kiekbaev International Festival of Languages.
Festival "We are different – our wealth, we are together – that is our strength!" was devoted to the 6th world Folkloriada and the year of folk art in Russia.
The event was attended by 29 students of UNESCO Associated schools and UNESCO Clubs in the Republic of Bashkortostan (cities: Perm, Tuimazy, Salavat, Belebey; districts: Iglino, Nuriman, Khaybulla, Chekmagush, Baymak, Zilair).
International school partners: Ukraine – Kiev, Republic of Belarus – Minsk, Azerbaijan – Baku, Kazakhstan – Almaty, Kaskelen, Shymkent.
The festival was held in the format of singing, choreography, instrumental performance of the participants and was represented by the theater of miniatures with the participation of folklore teams with the elements of a demonstration of folk customs, celebrations and rituals. The participants sang in 15 languages (Russian, Bashkir, Tatar, English, Irish, Armenian, Kazakh, Uzbek, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani, Belorussian, Chuvash, Italian, French, and German).
The honorary guests of the festival: Ludmila Boguslavskaya — chief specialist of the Committee of Bashkortostan Republic for UNESCO; Dilya Tagirova - research assistant in native languages at Methodology Department of the Leninsky district.
Words of gratitude were addressed to the headmaster Aigul Ganieva, all the teachers, and, of course, children, for the excellent organization of the festival. All participants were awarded certificates and letters of gratitude.
Press-Service of the Committee of Bashkortostan Republic for UNESCO