Journée Européenne Des Langues 2018

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans, of all ages, are encouraged to learn more languages, in and out of school. Incredibly, across the continent, there are some 24 official languages and over 200 different spoken dialects. Back here in the UK four out of five adults regret not having learned another language, but that is something no Princethorpe pupil will ever be able to say!

At the College there are many opportunities to get excited about languages and a whole week celebrating European Languages was just one of them. Set up by the Council of Europe in 2001, Journée Européenne Des Langues promotes the importance of language learning and the cultural diversity that Europe provides.

Championed by the MFL team, who are convinced that linguistic diversity enables intercultural understanding, Princethorpe organised a week full of all sorts of language activities: trivia quizzes in the refectory, European language film showings, international snacks and of course the renowned MFL photo booth, all running alongside pupils usual MFL lessons.

Mademoiselle Charlotte Verleure’s enthusiasm for languages is evident and contagious “Through the lessons we teach and pupils’ day to day life they are encountering different European influences on a regular basis. I hope the events that have taken place in schoolthis week have been enjoyable for everyone and will help inspire all our pupils with the languages they learn.”