European Language Day returns to Vietnam

The European Day of Languages will return to Hanoi’s public in Hanoi, on November 12, after a period of being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
European Language Day returns to Vietnam
European Language Day returns to Vietnam

This year, the European Day of Languages will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, No.56 - 60 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.

The event is aimed at the general public: students of all ages, their parents, or anyone with a general interest in language and culture. Short, fun language classes of 30 minutes each will be offered in Czech, Frisian/Dutch, English, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Romanian and Spanish.

In these, participants can learn some basic vocabulary and communicative phrases in the languages, in a relaxed and positive environment. ‘Speak-dating’ will also be offered – a quick-fire activity that allows both young and old, their first contact with each of these languages in rapid succession: five minutes of fun interaction with every language community.

In addition, there will be short talks from each country, a quiz, and a lucky draw with cultural prizes.

The 11th European Day of Languages is a unique opportunity for anyone from the Hanoi community interested in European languages, culture, international exchange or overseas study.

This year, there is a special focus on diversity. People of all ages, interested in European languages, can attend all activities without an admission ticket.

European Day of Language is considered a language festival, organised annually by EUNIC (the European Union National Institutes for Culture) member states. According to the organising board, this is a festival where young or old people can learn something about the diversity of European languages and cultures.