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European Languages Day 2018

Wednesday 26th September 2018

The European Day of Languages is held on 26th September every year. It’s purpose is:

Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;

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

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

There are between 6000 and 7000 languages in the world – spoken by 7 billion people divided into 189 independent states. There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe – roughly 3% of the world’s total.

At Newsome, the MFL department will be promoting this day in lessons to all students and will be hosting 2 whole school events.

Language Quiz:

All staff taking part will wear a badge featuring ‘hello’ in their chosen language, which they will also greet students with throughout the day. Students will have to guess which language each staff member is speaking.

The European Day of Languages Bake Off:

Newsome Bake off

Bake a sweet treat with an international connection. Entries will be judged by our very own Paul and Prue on Thursday 27th September.

The cakes will be sold in Smiles and the staff room in participation with the Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28th with all proceeds going to Cancer support.

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