Thursday, 15 September 2011

European day of languages 2011.

It's that time of the year again. Monday 26th September 2011 is European Day of Languages. Not a day to celebrate European languages, but a day in which ALL languages are celebrated.

To help you all celebrate here is a list of pages chock full of ideas:

This is the link to the wiki I created in 2009. Please join and add your ideas or just borrow the ideas already there.

Here is the CILT European Day of Languages page.

EDoL resources on TES website.

Some EDoL videos on youtube.

That should keep you busy.



Bill Chapman said...

My view is that learning any language is worth doing, although life is simply too short to learn them all. Learn Mandarin, and you’re tongue –tied in Japan. Learn Portuguese and you can’t even ask for a loaf of bread in Germany. Learn Arabic and you are reduced to miming in Russia. The obvious solution would be to make wider use of Esperanto.

Dare I hope that more attention will be paid to Esperanto on the big day?

Dom said...

Thanks for the comment, Bill. I'm not sure about Esperanto. I don't think that there are enough people around who can speak it well enough. Certainly not in my school.