Monday 26th September 2016 is the 15th Anniversary of the European Day of Languages
Join Speak to the Future in celebrating our languages in our EDL tweet-celebration! Language is where our past, our present and our future coexist. Language holds the key to our knowledge, our understanding, our memory, our culture and our identity – perhaps also to our aspirations!
Particular words and phrases in particular languages evoke concepts, feelings and shared memories which have no equivalent in any other language, and that is what makes each language unique.
Here are some examples of unique concepts shared by speakers of Spanish, French, German and Mandarin Chinese! Each conveys so much more than words!
Du pain chaud:
On Monday 26th September, why not share the gift of language with others by tweeting a word or phrase from your first language, or from a language that you are learning?
Feel free to tweet in any language! Why not put your translation skills to good use by tweeting bilingually in English and another language?
Celebrate the European Day of Languages 2016 with Speak to the Future. Tweet your gift of language here…
A printable/editable Word version of this web page can be downloaded here (Word, 680KB).
Bernardette Holmes MBE
Speak to the Future