Saturday, 22 September 2012

European Day of Languages 2012

This coming Wednesday (26th September) is the European Day of Languages. This is a day to celebrate the many languages spoken in countries all over the world.

To celebrate this day at Spring Grove, rather than having their usual French lesson, Form 1 and 2 will be having a special Spanish taster lesson on Tuesday morning with Mrs Diaz Razul, and Preps 3-6 will be learning some German during the course of the week. We will finish the week on Friday morning with our first French Breakfast of the year.

Have a look at this song. How many languages can you recognise? Why don't you try answering the register in as many different languages as you can this week? This poster can help you pronounce the word for hello in lots of different languages.

Here are some more things to do this week:

Have a look at this BBC languages site where you can learn basic words in lots of European Languages.

Play the Let's Explore Europe Game on your own or with some friends.

Can you recognise European countries by their shape? Have a go at putting the falling countries into the right position by playing this Europe Map Match Game.

How well do you know the flags of Europe? Have a go at this Flag Dropper Quiz to find out.

You could watch this video featuring European flags before you try it!

Prep 5 and Prep 6 might like to try this trickier Council of Europe Quiz to test their knowledge on European Languages. How much can you score?

Little ones could explore the CBeebies Lingo Show website and learn some new words.

Have fun!