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Every year, the 26th of September marks the European Day of Languages, and our pupils will be spending the day improving their foreign vocabulary. The teaching of a foreign language is already part of our curriculum, but this day gives us the opportunity to introduce other languages to students.
This year, to mark this linguistic celebration, we are making a few changes to our usual year 6 French lessons. Our pupils will be challenged with finding greetings in different languages, using bi-lingual dictionaries and online resources. They will then share their learning with the rest of the school, while teachers across KS1 and KS2 try to greet students in a range of languages.
There are many opportunities for people in the UK to study or work abroad, but a lack of language competence often deters them from making the move. There are many valuable and unforgettable experiences to be had by spending time in different European countries, and we believe that language should not be a barrier.
Set up by the Council of Europe, the European Day of Languages has three general objectives:
- Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learned 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, professional needs, purposes of mobility, or pleasure and exchanges.
By marking the day at Bowerhill Primary School, we hope to broaden the horizons of our pupils. Being equipped with the ability to speak another language opens doors to lucrative jobs, exquisite culture, and mouth-watering food.
Thank you for reading! Merci pour la lecture! Danke fürs Lesen! ¡Gracias por leer! Grazie per aver letto! Dziękuję za przeczytanie!