Theme of the fortnight:
European Day of Languages: a few ideas you may find useful!
Council of Europe’s official European Day of Languages site: Including quizzes, trivia, materials and games.
European Day of Languages: Games, posters and activities from TES.
This is how we learn Spanish: Planning activities for the European Day of Languages.
Digital Dialects – online games for learning languages: Games and activities in over 70 different languages.
Changing Phase: Links, facts and fun ideas for the European Day of Languages.
ALLNE European Day of Languages Competition 2017: This year’s competition marks the 50th anniversary since Dr. Martin Luther King receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University and leading up to the 50th anniversary of his death in January 2018. The organising committee invites language learners in any key stage to create a piece of text on the theme: I have a dream. We hope that younger learners might let their imaginations run wild with short, illustrated descriptions of dreams, while older students might explore aspirations and social issues as well. Find out more about the competition here.
Making the case: Why learn languages? Contains links to advice from people who know, and powerful reasons why learning languages equips your students with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the opportunities of life in the 21st century – plus useful further information for students, teachers, parents and others on the importance of language skills.
Why study languages: Promoting languages in schools: Student facing website containing interactive quizzes, videos and practical advice for KS3, KS4 and Post-16; written by university students with recent experience of studying for GCSEs and A-levels.
ALL on Pinterest: Check out our extensive language collections.
Inspiring the Future: A quick and easy way for schools and employers to connect, with hundreds of volunteers who use languages in their jobs to go into schools to talk to pupils.
Publications from the European Commission: lots of language materials available to order or download, many for free! Including:
- Mini passport to the European Union: information on the Member States of the European Union and famous sites, monuments, people etc.
- A free to download Flag Memory Game to play with your students.
- The Mystery of the Golden Stars: what the EU is; how it works and how it may be relevant to them, in a fun and stimulating way
- Maps of the European Union: free to UK schools
- Let’s Explore Europe: full of interesting facts and colourful illustrations, giving a lively overview of Europe and explains briefly what the European Union is and how it works.