The European Day of Languages (EDL) aims to celebrate linguistic diversity by showing people across Europe how important languages are and what fun can be had learning them. The European Day of Languages is 26 September. It was set up by the Council of Europe and was first celebrated in 2001. It’s getting bigger every year, with 45 countries now involved. Schools across Scotland will be celebrating the European Day of Languages 2010 in Septmber. This is a snapshot of what’s happening.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Buckhaven High School

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On Friday 24th September at Buckhaven High School, for our European Day of Languages Celebrations, we will be running a number of activities:

Whole School Event:
This will take place at lunchtime in the Assembly Hall. Pupils from S1-6 are invited to take part in a language/culture quiz and food tasting activity. There will be a variety of language/culture "stands" run by staff and pupils that have a background in / knowledge of another language. These stands will provide the answers to the quiz. We have a variety of European and Asian Language this year.
The Home Economic Department runs their "foods of the world" demonstration in conjunction with this. Hospitality pupils prepare dishes from around the world. Pupils are asked to give their opinion of these foods in the language of it's country of origin.
These events are publicised by senior pupils at assemblies in the week leading up to the event itself.

In MFL Class
Pupils will have a mini-lesson in another language for 10-15 minutes. Other language include, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.
This is followed by a music quiz. This uses popular artists that had recorded some of their popular songs in English and other language.
Finally, there is an interactive "who wants to be a millionaire" game.

The Dining Hall staff will provide a EDL menu. All dishes are written in their original language. I have attached a copy of a previous menu for you to look at.

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