Organised by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) members that include the British Council, the Embassy of France, the Embassy of Poland, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes and Uni Italia the fourth European Language Day will celebrate the diversity of the national languages of these European countries and promote multilingualism.
- From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Conference 'Innovations in Foreign Language Teacher Education in the European Context'
The morning part will be a fantastic opportunity for around 100 linguists, experts on teaching, lecturers and teachers to listen to a key note on Innovations in Foreign Language Teacher Education in the European Context, to be delivered by Prof. Michael Legutke from Giessen University, Germany. Professor Legutke is an expert on teacher training and co-author the newly designed DLL- Deutsch Lehren Lernen – Program (Learn to Teach German) which puts the classroom into the centre of attention. This will then be followed by a session where representatives from EUNIC member organisations reflect on best practices of teacher training. Registration for the language conference on the morning is required to be made before Wednesday 22 October. Registration can be made via email ThiThuy.Do@Hanoi.goethe.org or telephone +84 4 37342251.
- From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Festival of Languages
This will be for public audiences who are interested in languages and culture. Taster classes will be offered to enable participants to learn English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish languages and cultures in sessions which will last 30 minutes each. Slides of the diverse European education will also be featured in presentations on Higher Education from Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Especially, a local perspective on the contemporary Europe will get featured in a book presentation session which will cast its spotlight on Vu Dang Quang Tung’s book, 30 days in Europe.
No registration is required for the Language Festival. Entrance to all events is free.