European Day of Languages activities

Victoria Haughton
18th September 2018
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Celebrate and raise awareness of Europe’s diverse mix of languages with these top activities

26 September is always a highlight of the MFL calendar. In preparation for the big day, we’ve picked out some lesson inspiration in the form of displays, games and assemblies to help you to share your passion for languages with pupils and colleagues alike.

Introducing the day

From classroom displays to presentations, and even greetings for staff to use, help set the scene in your classroom and find out more about why we celebrate this special day with these introductory ideas.

European Day of Languages ASSEMBLY

I have made this assembly using lots of other people's ideas who have kindly put their EDL resources on here so thank you! Just added a few other bits to make it hopefully funny and relevant for year 9 but it could be adapted for any year group. Here are the YouTube links to 3 of the 4 videos, can&'t find the 4th!
By louisahoff

European Day of Languages

PPT for European Day of Languages including 'rebus&' game and phrases in Finnish to introduce with games
By wealj002

European Day of Languages Greetings

Word Document with some possible Greetings that can be used for EDL Day; Spanish, French, German and other Languages
By pogo_stick

European Day of Languages - Heart Displays

Each heart contains some phrases of a specific language. They were used to adorn the school during European Day of Languages to encourage students and staff to converse in a foreign language.
By Jordon Owen

European Day of Languages - Lesson Starters

A series of starters with a different focus around European Day of Languages that can be used in other subjects to fully implement EDL into the school day.
By Jordon Owen

European Languages Day tutor ideas

A PPT to use in tutor time about European Languages Day.

By cultureandcontent

Lesson ideas

There are plenty of ways for you to celebrate the language diversity of Europe within the classroom. Encourage a little healthy competition among your students with a quiz or a game, or further discover some of our most familiar languages with these stimulating classroom activities.


European Day of Langs: German compound nouns

Being displayed on digital screens around school as our focus on EDL is German. Just a bit of fun!
By knotty80

Teaching Ideas: European Day Of Languages

Teaching Ideas for the European Day Of Languages - I have cut and pasted two years’ thread from the staffroom forum to condense all the ideas for EDL (MFL).
By whapbapboogy

European Day of Languages 2018 Bundle

Save 25% by buying these three fantastic European Day of Languages resources together.

By lisadominique

European Day of Languages Board Game

An easy activity to set up which will keep pupils engaged and enthused.

Print off the 2 board games plus answer sheets.
Give dice and counters (could be scrap of paper with pupils initials).
Pupils play with answer sheet freeing you up to lead another activity or intervene to support.

2 versions: easy questions and harder questions.
By Betsy Belle

Spelling Bee for European Day of Languages

Spelling Bee PowerPoint and lesson plan to cover one or two lessons. In our school we celebrate the Euro Day of Langs with a Spelling Bee for Year 7 of words from French, Spanish, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Croatian. This would need adapting to your school but is a suggested outline of how to conduct a year group-wide spelling bee.
By aevbruce

European Day of Languages

A set of resources to introduce a few words and phrases in five European languages. Pupils use these to complete the speech comic strips and then practice the words and phases.
By andytheedom

European Day - demographics

A crossnumber that requires students to extract fact from tables and make calculations based on these . WARNING - Q1 is not wrong! A difference is required.
By Tristanjones

European Day of Languages September 26th

There is a huge amount of detailed stuff out there about this day. Here, I have put together some interactive slides mainly about the languages themselves. Should suit years 5,6,7... Hope it's useful, colleagues!
By andorian

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