European Day of Languages resources 2022

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The European Day of Languages provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate languages and explore other cultures.

Language learning brings benefits to young and old – you are never too old to learn a language and to enjoy the opportunities it opens up. Even if you only know a few words of the language of the country that you visit (for example on holiday), this enables you to make new friends and contacts.

Below are ideas to celebrate European Day of Languages across all areas of school life. Some are whole lessons, others are short activities which could be used as starters or fillers.

Classroom routines

Maths

English

Geography

  • Test your knowledge of countries, flags and landmarks with a Europe Quiz
  • Country Profile – carry out research to create a detailed profile about a European countryCountries-of-Europe-factfile

Science & Technology

Languages

Art

  • Study works by artists from a country and create a piece of art in the same style

Music

  • Arrange a Eurovision song contest in your school with songs performed in other languages.
  • Learn a verse of a national anthem from another European country

Food

  • Taste some European food in your lesson. Everyone loves an excuse to try some specialities from another country, French cheese, Swiss chocolate, Spanish chorizo are all winners  Languages Food
  • Research school meals in the country of your choice. Create a menu for a school meal in the target language.
  • Host a café with food, drink, menu, ordering and decorations in the appropriate target language. Invite pupils, staff, parents & visitors who are encouraged to order in the target language.

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