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2 octobre 2009 5 02 /10 /octobre /2009 09:00

European day of languages

 

The highlight of the European Year of Languages 2001 was the European Day of Languages, which was celebrated for the first time on 26 September 2001 in all 45 states taking part in the campaign. It was wished, as indicated a number of national EYL coordinators, that the dynamics of the European Year of Languages be continued, particularly the new networks and partnerships set up in more than 80% of the countries involved. The annual celebration of the EDL would allow to build on the successful initiatives and launch fresh ones by broadening their audience or targeting specific groups and provide a favourable framework for continuing with the activities launched in 2001 to promote linguistic diversity and language learning.

 

Why?

The Day has a wide variety of aims following on from those of the European Year of Languages, in particular:

*       *Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying    the range of languages learnt in order to increase 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 the purposes of mobility or just for pleasure and exchanges

       You can visit this site:  http://www.coe.int/

 

  by Zoé Glasenapp & Valentine Louf  407

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2 octobre 2009 5 02 /10 /octobre /2009 08:59


European Day of Languages

 

What is the European Day of Languages?

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.

26 September is the all important day. Set up by the Council of Europe, it was first celebrated in 2001 – and it’s getting bigger every year, now with 45 countries involved.

How can I get involved?

Well, any number of ways, really. We’ve plenty of ideas and resources to help you on your way. But how you celebrate the European Day of Languages is really up to you. It’s just about finding a way to get people (in schools, colleges and the wider community) excited about languages. That might be through competitions, events, parties, food markets, plays, dancing... the list is endless.

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2 octobre 2009 5 02 /10 /octobre /2009 08:53

The European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:

1.      Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt 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, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.

Who is the European Day of Languages for

The Council of Europe is hoping that this Day will be celebrated by both authorities in its member states and potential partners at the following levels:

  • among policy-makers (specific measures or discussions on language policy issues, for instance)

  • among the general public (awareness-raising on the overall objectives of the
    Day, including the importance of lifelong language learning, starting at any
    age, in educational establishments, at work, e


    in the voluntary sector (specific actions by and/or for NGOs, associations, companies, etc).
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2 octobre 2009 5 02 /10 /octobre /2009 08:38

 


Closed my door, forgot my keys
Missed my bus in the pouring rain
It’s been the usual Sunday with a flu
And I just can’t get over you

Burnt my toast and lost your number
Cut my finger, spilled my beer
It’s been the usual Sunday with a flu
And I just can’t get over you

I put your stockings in my purple boots
what if I don’t get over you ?


Had a chat and left my hat
Ate my dog and walked my cat
It’s been the usual Sunday with a flu
And I just can’t get over you

I put your stockings in my purple boots
what if I don’t get over you ?

I put your stockings in my purple boots
what if I don’t get over you ?


Called the cabbage, threw the garbage
Asked for help and got some peck
It’s been the usual Sunday with a flu
And I just can’t get over you

I put your stockings in my purple boots
what if I don’t get over you ?
 

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2 octobre 2009 5 02 /10 /octobre /2009 08:28

Here is the logo of European Day of Languages in 2001.
Is holds annually  on 26 september to celebrate language and cultural diversity.The Day was first celebrated in 2001, The European year of Language,and involves more people every year !

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25 septembre 2009 5 25 /09 /septembre /2009 14:58

        Each year all over Europe, people and pupils in particular celebrate the ELD, the European Languages Day on September 26th. 
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        Here at the collège les Aigrettes, the two European 4èmes sang a song in English in front of the administration and the teachers' room. It was great!!! Our English teacher played the guitar too!

   
    The song was by Yodelice, Sunday with a Flu.
It is about a man who misses his girlfriend and has a very bad day! 


You will find the lyrics and the research which has been done on the European Day on the blog. 


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