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European Day of Languages

Timar Marika

European Day of Languages

Hello everyone

We celebrate the European Day of Languages on the 26th of September in our school and we are asked to organise activities to celebrate this event. Last year for example I asked my students to draw and name objects in all the languages they know; there was also a competiition: students had to learn as many greeting formulas as they could. This year nothing comes into my mind, so I would like to ask for your help. Does anyone have any good ideas? Thanks in advance! 

21 Sep 2009      


This topic was started by different users last week. I found a very interesting thread here: http://www.eslprintables.com/forum/topic.asp?id=11671. Silke had a great idea and I think I will use it next week.

Hope it helps you, too.

21 Sep 2009     


Hi, I have a song and some activities to do, if you want I can send them to you.

21 Sep 2009     


Hi mariannina! Could you send me that song and those activities too? Thanks in advance. ^__^

21 Sep 2009     


Hi Mariannina!!! Could you please send me the song and the activities too? I would really appreciate it! Kisses, Cecilia

21 Sep 2009     


With pleasure, but pm me your e-mail

21 Sep 2009     



at my school we ´ll have a short radio programme where the kids will read a short text in different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese- I think it ´ll be Cantonese, but I ´m no expert -  and Slovenian of course).

Classes will (and have already) prepared posters on different countries where the above mentioned languages are spoken and we created little vocabulary cards we put all around the school, so children can learn how different objects that they see every day are called in different languages.

My class also prepared vocabulary cards to show differences in English language itself (e.g. BrE vs. AmE) and those are displayed on a board in a hall.

Most of these are not really activities we ´d do on the spot as we created them over time, but maybe you get ideas from the post...

21 Sep 2009     


Is there any French speaking person who could help translate this:
My name is .... 
I come from France.
What is your name?
Do you speak English?
Donapeter, thanks for the link to the languages tread! Silke, your idea is simply outstanding! A couple of years ago I did something similar, but only using ´Hello ´ . Kids wrote it in different languages on A4 paper, decorated them and we stuck them on a big board. It looked nice.
I am going to use Silke ´s idea - Big Thanks to everyone who helped with the translation in the tread http://www.eslprintables.com/forum/topic.asp?id=11671 !
Have a calm evening / morning / afternoon / night!

21 Sep 2009     


You can find lots of ideas here http://edl.ecml.at/
Go to > About the day > Get inspired

21 Sep 2009