In honour of International Mother Language Day, we asked students in our International and Indigenous Languages Program why learning their mother language was important to them. We’ll be adding new videos regularly, so check back often!

Kaysan Ullah | Bengali

Grade 3 student Kaysan would like to teach you how to say “I love Bangladesh” in Bengali.

Dwij Panchal | Gujarati

Dwij, a Grade 7 student at Stanley Park Public School, teaches you how to say “How are you?” in Gujarati.

Kevin Huang | Mandarin

Grade 10 student Kevin Huang talks about why learning Mandarin is important to him, and teaches us how to say “peacock”.

Kushagra Mehra | Hindi

Learn how to say “How Are You?” in Hindi with Kush, a Grade 7 student.

Zeel Vyas | Gujarati

Meet Zeel, a student at Huron Heights Secondary School, who has been learning Gujarati for 6 years at the WRDSB.

Alim Chen | Mandarin

Listen to Grade 11 student Alim explain how learning Mandarin has helped him.

Afseen Anam | Bengali

One of our littlest learners, Afseen in Junior Kindergarten would like to teach you how to say “How are you?” in Bengali.

Dhairya Shah | Gujarati

Learn how to say “I love my language” in Gujarati with Dhairya, a Grade 7 student at Groh Public School.

Jacqueline Wong | Mandarin

Meet Jacqueline, a Grade 11 student at the school at 650 Laurelwood Drive, who teaches us how to say “Thank you” in Mandarin.