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European Day of Languages 2021

24 September 2021
European Day of Languages 2021

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Every year, the 26th of September marks the European Day of Languages. Mastering a foreign language opens doors to lucrative jobs, new cultural horizons, and a whole new way of looking at language itself.

At Tregoze we had a special Languages Day on Friday 24th September. Each class was involved in activities around different languages. There were quizzes , food tasting, research, singing and even tongue twisters in a host of different languages. We really wanted to celebrate the languages spoken at Tregoze, so we asked children who speak another language to share some words, photos, food, and/or culture with their classes. This was great and enabled all of us to try speaking in a new language.

Frances Collins Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator says: " Being able to speak another language is a great skill. We have lots of children who speak more than one language and it has been great for them to feel a part of our Languages Day celebrations. All pupils have loved trying out a few words from lots of different languages!"

Set up by the Council of Europe, the European Day of Languages has three general objectives:

1. Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learned in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding.

2. Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered.

3. Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, professional needs, purposes of mobility, or pleasure and exchanges.

By marking the day at Tregoze, we hope to broaden the horizons of our pupils.

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