Language skills are a necessity and a right for EVERYONE – that is one of the main messages of the European Day of Languages.
The overall objectives are to raise awareness of:
- Europe’s rich linguistic diversity, which must be preserved and enhanced;
- the need to diversify the range of languages people learn (to include less widely used languages), which results in plurilingualism;
- the need for people to develop some degree of proficiency in two languages or more to be able to play their full part in democratic citizenship in Europe.
Year 7 pupils completed a language challenge competition for the European Day of Languages. Pupils raced to speak to teachers to work out a list of phrases in different languages.