European Day Of Languages 2014

European Day Of Languages 2014

There are over 6000 languages spoken in the world. And behind each and every one of them lies a rich and diverse culture. That’s what the European Day of Languages (EDL) aims to celebrate – by showing people across Europe how important languages are, and what fun can be had learning them.

In schools all over the country, students will be celebrating the European Day of Languages in different ways. At Minsthorpe this year we are holding our second ever Eurofest! Students will be taking part in activities to do with a range of languages in all different Curriculum Areas in college. These are the countries/languages that students will come across:

Curriculum Area Country
Creative Greece
Maths Sweden
Science Spain
MFL Spain
English Germany
PE France
ICT Germany
Humanities Italy
Specialist Support Spain
D&T Sweden
Voc Ed Greece
Social Sciences Greece
RE/L4L Hungary
Happy Days Italy
Leadership Team Italy
General Office & Library Ireland
MAP Office Ireland
Finance Office Iceland

We hope that students have a great day and go home having learnt lots of words in lots of different languages. At home you could try to say ‘hello’ in a different language using this list:

Language Greeting
French Bonjour
Spanish Hola
Italian Ciao
German Guten Tag
Greek Γεια σαζ (Yas as)
Swedish Hej (hay)
Czech Ahoj (ahoy)
Danish Goddag (gud-day)
Dutch Hoi (hoy)
Finnish Hei (hay)
Hungarian Jó napot (yon na-pot)
Icelandic Hallo
Norwegian Hallo
Polish Cześć (che-st)
Portugese Olá

Have a great day!

Sally Hayes
MFL