European Day of Languages

26 September is the international European Day of Languages, so we decided to spend it with the local kindergarten.

There are 24 official languages in Europe but in actuality more than 200 are spoken on the continent. European Day of Languages is annually held in order to promote and celebrate the rich linguistic and cultural diversity as well as to encourage learning of languages.

As each one of us comes from a different corner of Europe we decided to promote this diversity through presenting our own mother tongues (Spanish, German and Latvian) to the children. By teaching them some simple words, like “hello” and “goodbye” and playing some games with them, like finding the correct emotion on a balloon and imitating animals, we were able to show how different our languages were.

At the end of the day we had a lot of fun and the kids seemed to enjoy it as well!