Every 26th of September we celebrate the European Day of Languages.
The English for Kids Foundation is the official Dutch representative body of the European Day of Languages, which is initiated by the European Commission.
To celebrate the European Day of Languages the EFKF and the European Commision are organizing the EDL Lanuague Challenge on Friday the 24th of September online and at the House of Europe in the Hague. Celebrate & join us!
How it works
Try to get your message across to your partner team in the other EU country as quickly as possible. The message will be given to you, in English, half an hour before the start of the challenge. Your team of 2 to 5 students translates the message into your own language. The message will be checked by the jury (Lions). When the whistle blows, your team will try to get the message across to your partners asap, on the EEG Anglia Platform, in one of the Break Out Rooms. Everything will be recorded. When the receiving team has finished, they will raise the flag. The jury will stop the time and check the message. In case of inaccuracies, extra time will be added. Winner is the team that has transferred the message in the shortest time.
The Challenge will be part of an event that can either take place at a Europe House or a school, college or university willing to open its doors to young people interested in international languages. The EDL Languages Speed Challenge was first organised 2 years ago, when the Lviv Team won. Last year it did not happen because of Covid. We hope it will be a recurring event.
English for Kids Foundation, Anglia Network Europe, Lions Club Halderberge (NL)
Students from 10 to 18 years old, who can translate a message at their level (A1 – C1) and get it across to peers in the connected countries. We will invite any school in Europe to join. The maximum number of schools on Friday 24 September will be 64 (4 sessions of 16 teams each)