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Why Teach Mother Language?

By: Majid Hakki Language gives people strength and user ability in the environment. A mother tongue is the language of thought and feeling and is part of every child's identity.

Hejar and Hevin were born in raised in Finland. Apart from using Finnish language as a medium of education and instruction in their everyday life, it is necessary for them to learn their Kurdish mother tongue.

Every child has the right to know his mother's language and culture. A mother tongue is the first language that man learns to face another human being. The child takes advantage of his mother tongue in doing new things and conditions as he takes new words during the process of his life.

Language gives people strength and user ability in the environment. A mother tongue is the language of thought and feeling and is part of the child's identity. Language is the way to preserve culture and its development. Learning the mother language helps the student to connect and interact with his environment. It is also very much necessary for the family to use in everyday conversation. A discussion between friends is deemed essential for every individual development, and it strengthens the educational ability of the student. Learning a mother language builds the child's confidence to participate in the social and cultural life issues, his surroundings, and in the society that he needs to play a role in the production of language geography. In this age of globalized information technology, the knowledge of the mother language makes the child learn faster and deals with how to treat global communication networks such as the internet. The student can check things out from another point of view and be introduced to a broader academic world, so the level of the student's thinking is developed. Emphasizing and giving importance to learning the mother language allows the child to understand things from a greater perspective. Thus, creating an independent view of issues.

From the beginning of the child's school formation, the lack of education with a mother language, a non-Persian language student faces two fundamental problems regarding learning: in addition to being forced to learn in a language unknown from six-seven years ago. It should be written and takes the concept of words and material, a thing that causes the learning of non-Persian language students. In many countries, especially n Western countries, teaching the mother language to students and young children is part of mandatory subjects offered in the schools. Research findings in these countries show that those learning in their mother language have a more remarkableability to learn other languages. A person who has learned his mother tongue develops his mind to be more creative. In this aspect, it is easier for him to learn new materials and other topics. From the point of view of education and political knowledge, learning the mother language in schools build a greater avenue not to escape the unknown but to find ones that allow identity that will develop national solidarity and unity among nations.


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