European day of languages
These language resources will allow you to join the countries of Europe in celebrating the thousands of languages spoken worldwide on 26th September. Take the opportunity to encourage students to speak languages other than their mother tongue and try these resources to introduce new languages to your classroom.
An insightful TES Connect interview with John Evans, the language officer for the European Commission in London.
Linguistic fun and games
This language activity based on the popular TV show will test students’ knowledge of languages spoken globally.
Be inspired. Decorate your classroom with these quotes from celebrities about the value of learning a language.
These colouring templates provide a fun language activity and encourage students to say hello in lots of different ways.
Let students have a go at saying hello in some of the 300 languages on this list. Who can do the most?
With football, food and the arts this quiz will test students’ awareness of European languages and culture.
This assembly will get students excited about the European Day of Languages with this celebratory PowerPoint.
Follow the development of language from the Ancient Egyptians to the modern day with this fascinating presentation.
Say “hello” in 53 languages with this colourful bunting to display in your classroom on the European Day of Languages.
English isn’t that different to other languages – see how many words the English have borrowed from German with this language worksheet.
Fill a jar with sweets and give students these colourful slips with Swedish numbers on; students then have to guess how many sweets are in the jar.
This language resource introduces students to numbers, greetings and loan words in Dutch.
Images of classroom objects with Czech translation and pronunciation. Introduce the vocabulary then hide the images around the classroom for a Czech treasure hunt.
Teach students to write their timetable in Arabic with this PowerPoint introducing school subjects.
Explain the simple meanings of Chinese names and get students practising Pinyin script with this collection of language resources.
Listen to pupils from Newbury Park teach the basics of their mother tongues with this selection of over 50 videos.
Introduce your students to a variety of games with this Finnish resource.