The European Day of Languages is celebrated on 26th September every year. Across the King’s Foundation pupils have been alerted to the importance of language learning in order to increase their intercultural understanding. This year marks 20-years of celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity through the European Day of Languages.
Over the course of the last ten days, King’s pupils have been engaged in a wide range of activities aimed at promoting their linguistic diversity.
Our Upper Fourth Form pupils have taken part in a French, German and Spanish poetry reading competition with the final taking place this week.
Fifth Form dual linguists will be teaching German and Spanish online to future linguists at KSA. The pupils are excited to share their knowledge and help the younger pupils improve and progress with their learning, hoping to pass on their enthusiasm to studying languages!
Almost 90 pupils from the Lower Remove to the Upper Sixth took part in the highly competitive Inter-House Languages competition where they had to answer general questions about languages, writing systems and alphabets, and etymology. They also had to listen to a variety of languages and work out the language being spoken. Creighton House emerged victorious winning the competition with 49 points, on a tie break question from Choir and School House. Have a go here!
Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are all encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Therefore, plurilingualism is being promoted across the whole of Europe.