European Day Of Languages 2017

European Day Of Languages 2017

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 (EDoL) aims to celebrate – by showing people across Europe how important languages are, and what fun can be had learning them.

On Tuesday 26th September schools all over the country will celebrating the European Day of Languages in different be ways. At Minsthorpe this year students will be taking part in activities to do with a range of languages in all different Curriculum Areas in college and in P&A time.

In addition this year on the day we are holding our first ever Great Minsthorpe European Bake Off which is a competition open to all students Year 7 to Year 13 – please see posters for details.

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 Translation
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 and enjoy having a go at another language!

Sally Hayes
MFL, Lead Practitioner

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