European Day of Languages activities

Games, lessons and activity ideas to help you celebrate Europe's diverse range of languages this September

Tes Resources Team

Why international schools must celebrate each student's home language

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
Louisa Hoff

European Day of Languages ASSEMBLY

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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...
European Day of Languages
IntoFilm

European Day of Languages

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This resource contains a guide to seven films, which have been specially selected to be accessible to learners aged 7-19. The guides include discussion questions and activity ideas to encourage learners to ask and answer questions about films that reflect different cultures and ways of life around t...

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 Languages Board Game
Betsy Belle

European Day of Languages Board Game

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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. ...
Spelling Bee for European Day of Languages
aevbruce

Spelling Bee for European Day of Languages

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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 c...
European Day of Languages
andytheedom

European Day of Languages

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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.
European Day - demographics
Tristanjones

European Day - demographics

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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.
European Day of Languages September 26th
andorian

European Day of Languages September 26th

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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!