Ko tou reo ko toku reo
Ke tuakiri tangata
Tihei uriuri tihei nakonako
Learning a new language provides a means of communicating with people from another culture and exploring one’s own personal world. Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has its own way of expressing meanings; each has intrinsic value and special significance for its users.
Languages link people locally and globally. Learning a new language extends students’ linguistic and cultural understanding and their ability to interact appropriately with other speakers.
As they learn a language, students develop their understanding of the power of language.
One language sets you in a corridor for life.
Two languages open every door along the way.