European languages day to take place

Sunday, 2019-10-13 06:46:02
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NDO – The European Day of Languages 2019 will take place from 1 to 5pm on October 19 at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi.

On the European Day of Languages 2019, the embassies of Finland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, France and Czech as well as Wallonie-Bruxelles in Vietnam and the British Council will introduce their country’s languages and culture.

Fun, short language classes of 30 minutes will be offered in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, and Spanish, where participants can learn some basic vocabulary and communication strategies.

A game called “Speak-dating” is also being held, which allows people to come into contact with each other in different languages for five minutes of fun learning. Attractive prizes for the winners of the quiz include scholarships for language courses, t-shirts, hats and books.

The 9th European Day of Languages - “A Festival of Languages” - is a unique opportunity for all in Hanoi interested in European languages, culture, international exchange, or overseas study.

The European Day of Languages was initiated by the Council of Europe and is now organized by the European Union National Institutes of Culture every year.

It aims to alert the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learned in order to increase intercultural understanding.

The event also encourages lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, professional needs, or making everyday life more convenient.