Kosovo promotes language learning and linguistic diversity across country and region through Institute of Foreign Language Education
Institute of Foreign Language Education supports research and survey of multilingualism practices, its consequences, its benefits in education and discussions on the appropriate ways towards its achievement in education. Multilingualism refers to speaking more than one language competently. Kosovo officially declared a multilingual country with Albanian, Serbian, Turkish and English as official languages. Multilingualism exhibits both the political and the linguistic consequences. The linguistic consequences include the development of a lingua franca, creation of mixed languages within a linguistic milieu, enhanced cross cultural communication strategies and cross cultural communication skills. Benefits of multilingualism practices in education include the creation and appreciation of cultural awareness, adds academic and educational value, enhances creativity, adjustment in society and appreciation of local languages.