Language Learning for Peace
Francisco Gomes de Matos, Brazil
Francisco Gomes de Matos is an applied peace linguist from Brazil. He is an ELT consultant to Brazil-America Association/Recife. Currently president of the Board of the Brazil-America Association. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's at least a 25-century-old activity
Of Human History it’s a significant part
It has given language contact a quality
By activating each learner’s mind & heart
Language Learning is crossculturally useful
To enhance cognitive flexibility it’s a way
To apply Human Rights it can also be fruitful
Its relevance is great, language educators say
Language Learning has a deeper mission to achieve
Aimed at persons and peoples everywhere unifying
That of integrating Language, Learning and Peace
For communicative peace to be most dignifying
Language Learning is indispensable for planetary education
It’s essential for making a constructive citizen of you
Language Learning can be a powerful force for humanization
Let’s help all of our learners become peacepatriots, too
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