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

European day of languages

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 presentations, games and activities to help you to share your passion for languages with pupils and colleagues alike.

Introducing the day

From presentations to starter activities, 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
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...
Assembly : European day of Languages
TeachElite

Assembly : European day of Languages

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This European Day of Languages Assembly pack contains a PPT (12 Slides) and a handout for you to make notes on each slide should you so wish. The assembly introduces pupils to European Day of Languages . It includes links to YouTube clips educating them on this. This resource includes inspirationa...

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. ...
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 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!
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
andorian

European Day of Languages

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September 26th - it's European Day of Languages. Gap fill and match up activities, focusing on the spellings of the languages and matching them to the countries.
Idioms Quiz for European Day of Languages
Lorilai

Idioms Quiz for European Day of Languages

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This is a fun quiz about idioms from various languages. It contains quiz questions with sound effects, fun pictures and the solution at the end. Great to start a discussion around foreign languages!