As a recipient of the International Schools award, Etone College strives to provide pupils with a rich knowledge and understanding of the world and the importance of languages.
With this in mind we were delighted to be able to celebrate ‘European Day of Languages 2023’ on Tuesday. Since the end of the ‘Year of European Languages’ in 2001 this event has been held on the 26th September as an opportunity to:
· Promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe
· Encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school
Each year our pupils look forward to the exciting and enriching activities and this year was no exception. The Modern Languages provided lots of fun things for pupils to do both in lessons and outside of them. First off, our pupils completed a language style escape room as they looked to put their knowledge and skills to the test. Each Form had the chance to win ultimate glory by making sure they were the first to escape as they showcase their Teamwork ability.
Following this Year 9 pupils had the chance to take par tin our annual Postcard Project, where pupils write to a foreign country in the native language to develop a ‘Pen Pal Partnership’. This is a great chance for pupils to practice Communication skills and Caring values which underline what it takes to be an Etone Learner.
Our Year 7 and 8 pupils had the chance to practice conversations in the top 10 European Languages giving them a better understanding of what the international community in 2023 looks like.
And not to be left out even our staff got involved showing the ‘Etone Spirit’ as pupils worked to find out what languages our very talented team speak.
To top it off some of our pupils took staring roles as they shared the languages that they speak from across the globe in a show of International Etone.