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European Day of Languages 2021

24 September 2021
European Day of Languages 2021

Bonjour! Willkommen! ¡Hola!

Every year, the 26th of September marks the European Day of Languages. Mastering a foreign language opens doors to lucrative jobs, new cultural horizons, and a whole new way of looking at language itself.

This year, Key Stage 2 pupils have started learning spanish, and this week we will be trying to learn how to count and say hello and goodbye in Spanish!

Learning a language is difficult, and it takes a lot of confidence to succeed. In our language classes, our children are taught to believe in their ability to learn, allowing them to keep progressing without getting demotivated by difficult concepts and words.

Set up by the Council of Europe, the European Day of Languages has three general objectives:

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

By marking the day at Gagle Brook, we hope to broaden the horizons of our pupils. Learning a language really helps children to develop as Global Citizens which is a hugely important part of our One Planet Living Principles.

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