26.09.2018 European Day of Languages 2018

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 9.00 to 12.30 was held in Venice the European Day of Languages, at the Santa Margherita Auditorium - Dorsoduro 3689 - Campo Santa Margherita (Venice).

The event was open to schools and citizens.

The European Day of Languages, an initiative that the Council of Europe has been promoting since 2001, has crossed the milestone of the sixth edition in Venice.
Strongly desired and supported by the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, the
Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali ComparatiUSR Ufficio Scolastico Regionale Veneto Consiglio d'Europa and Europe Direct del Comune di Venezia. The aim of the day was to encourage young people and adults to learn languages, in the certainty that plurilingualism is also a vaccine against intolerance.

Click here to learnabout all the events scheduled for the European Day of Languages in the various Italian cities for the 2018's edition.

The active presence of secondary school children together with university students, is worth mentioning: on the stage the students presented the readings of European authors in the various languages and scholarships were awarded to the Venetian schools for thegood practices illustrated.

It was a good opportunity for all those who want to learn something new in a entertaining way.

PROGRAM

9.00am-10.15am Greetings and interventions:
Maria del Valle Ojeda Calvo - Director of the Department of Comparative Linguistic and Cultural Studies
Luisella Pavan-Woolfe - Director of the Council of Europe, Venice
Francesca Altinier - Office Manager II - Regional School Office for Veneto
Francesca Vianello - Europe Direct, City of Venice, Europe Direct-Eurodesk services for schools and young people
Laura Donà - Technical Manager - Regional School Office for Veneto: Four good practices: 1. Certilingual Network; 2. Memorandum for the study of the Chinese USRV-Qiaoban; 3. Ladin language and civilization; 4. Cineforum in English.

Coordinator
Margherita Cannavacciuolo - Department of Comparative Linguistic and Cultural Studies

10.30-12.30 Playing with languages ...
The students of Ca 'Foscari presented Anglo-American, English, Swedish, German, Basque, Catalan, French, Spanish-American, Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romanian, LIS, Albanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Russian languages.

Info:
Comune di Venezia
Europe Direct
numero verde 800 496200
infoeuropa@comune.venezia.it

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