Recognizing International Mother Language Day

18.02.21

by Editorial Staff

Deltatre's worldwide community is dedicated to coming together to recognize and get behind many important global events and topics. Today we recognize International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2021

18.02.21

by Editorial Staff

Deltatre's worldwide community is dedicated to coming together to recognize and get behind many important global events and topics. Today we recognize International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2021

Through learning, awareness, and celebration of various 'Observances', we continue to enhance our team spirit and shared interest in doing good and making a difference to each other, our industry, and as part of our collective role in society more broadly. 

Today we recognize International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2021. 

Deltatre is a global community that includes more than 60 nationalities and our primary business language is English. Having a main international language ensures communications, internal and external, are understood globally. However, English is not everyone's mother-tongue, and acknowledging this is very important. As stated by the United Nations, multilingualism and multiculturalism promote unity in diversity and international understanding. Language is fundamental to communication of all kinds, and it is communication that makes change and development possible in human society. 

Daniela Marekova - Project Manager

“I feel connected to this day as I was born and raised in Slovakia, lived in England, I am now located in the Czech Republic and currently becoming close to Italy in my private life. I have been studying Italian as my fourth language now! I know what it is like to make mistakes and feel that what I'm saying maybe doesn't make complete sense to my audience, but I'm proud and grateful for my efforts daily.” 

Scott Osborn - Vice President Platform Build

“Language is such an essential part of our communication and is fundamental to getting things done. This is key within the project management and delivery teams, where we have a very diverse and multicultural team from around the globe! Though our business language is English, across the team, we all share a passion for language and communication. This is essential in our day-to-day roles with our clients, internal teams and stakeholders. When we can do our best to align our multilingual team to meet the main language of our clients, this is key to helping unite us, strengthening our working relationships and building our future together.”

The theme of the 2021 International Mother Language Day, ‘Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society’, recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion and the 'Sustainable Development Goals' which focus on leaving no one behind. We, as a Deltatre Community, relate strongly to this. Our goal is inclusion first and making sure each of us feels safe to bring our whole selves to work, to make sure we all belong and are heard, valued and respected.

We cannot all use our mother tongues daily in our professional lives, but today and always let's celebrate all of our languages, and appreciate and praise our non-native English speaking colleagues for the efforts they make every day when using a language that is not their mother tongue. 

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