This year, for the first time, six members of our EUNIC Beograd Cluster organised a series of events for the European Day of Languages (26 September) in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, Council of Europe, EU Delegation to Serbia and EU Info Centre.
Convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for intercultural understanding and a key element of the heritage of humanity, the Cluster EUNIC Tunisia promotes multilingualism and foreign language teaching in the country.
On the occasion of the Tunis Book Fair 2012, the center offers a EUNIC European Languages Day to be held on Saturday, November 3 from 14 pm on the 1st floor of the Kram Exhibition Centre.
This will be the first Professional Development Day for Teachers of European Languages in Chicago. European Languages will be celebrated. The event will show that Europe cooperates in the field of language policies and works closely together in education, too.
On the occassion of International Translation Day several events will be organised in Cracow (October 1st) and Warsaw (October 2nd) in cooperation with European Commission and local partners. Students, translators, publishers and general audience will have the opportunity to discuss challenges, attend subject related film screenings and enjoy school lessons provided by experienced translators.
For the second year, the institutes of the EUNIC Cluster in Uzbekistan have joined their forces to offer an audience of teachers and students to celebrate the European Day of Languages on the 26th of September.
Many events took place: training workshops for teachers dedicated to ICT (Information Technology and Communication for Education), minute courses in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German, presentation stands of European countries, a quiz, buffet...
On Monday October 15th, the European cultural institutes members of the European Union National Institutes for Culture - EUNIC in Lebanon, in collaboration with ASSABIL (Friends of Public Libraries Association), are celebrating the European Day of Languages in Lebanon through educational activities and games for young students at the Municipal Public Library of Geitawi. The program will focus on Europe’s linguistic and cultural diversity. On this occasion, the young students will have the opportunity to get crash courses in English, French, Danish, German, Italian, Romanian, Serbian, and Spanish. The event will also include movies and interactive vocabulary games, all centred on plurilingualism.
Together with the Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum in The Hague EUNIC in the Netherlands offers a series of short lectures in different European languages to give an experience of the variety of Europe. For one afternoon young people can connect in a fun and playful way acquaintance with various European languages, to get a sense of the diversity and the similarities.
Native speakers and teachers from 10 European countries, from the Cultural Institutes and international schools, are participating in this project. They’ll give a short impression of their language and culture. With songs and pictures children get a taste of languages like French and German, which are quite well known, but also Maltese, Czech and Hungarian, which are mostly unknown in Western Europe.
EUNIC in Spain is happy to present a ground breaking cultural and linguistic marathon, giving the people of Madrid the chance to take part in over 40 original and engaging activities. We hope to promote the study of languages, raise awareness around less known cultures and encourage everyone to think about possible travel destinations and discover new artists and talents, as well as food from other cultures.
EUNIC Days – Art in Movement is a 13-day film festival organized by EUNIC in Turkey in 6 major cities in the South-East of Turkey: Adana, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Mardin and Urfa. In each city, 17 European films are showed in 13 days. Two Austrian, two British, three French, two German, two Greek, two Italian, one Polish, one Romanian and two Portuguese. (You will find the list and details below). The festival aims at promoting the European culture, and the European cinema in particular, showing its richness and variety in Turkey. It aims at reinforcing the bonds between the inhabitants of these 6 major Turkish cities and Europe.
29th September in Sismanoglio Megaro: 12 languages in one day – come and celebrate with us the European Day of Languages! Languages open doors! You are never too old to learn a language and to enjoy the opportunities it opens up. On the 29th of September, the cultural institutes and consular missions in Istanbul, representing 12 languages, are celebrating together in Sismanoglio Megaro of the Consulate General of Greece the European Day of Languages by offering fun language games, a “treasure hunt” in the historic district of Pera, traditional and contemporary dances, short films, surprises for children and grown-ups alike. Come and take part in one of our taster-courses and find out that you too may in fact already know many more words in a foreign language than you could have thought!