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Orvieto celebrates the 10th anniversary of the European Day of Languages!

25 settembre 2011

The European Day of Languages, an initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union, has been celebrated on 26th September since 2001.  It aims to promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe by  increasing plurilingualism and intercultural understanding. The Council of Europe believes that life long language learning  in and out of school, for work or pleasure, is a key element in preserving our rich cultural heritage and every year activities for adults and children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences are organised on the occasion of the day.   Radio Orvieto Web’s dual language event guide, What’s on in the city together with the Language School, Lingua Sì will be organising some interesting international events next week as part of the event.

On Monday 26th September, students from different countries (Norway, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, United States, Brazil and Australia) will be interacting with the people of Orvieto, conducting interviews along the corso, in order to better understand the local culture and Italian language. The aim is to underline the importance of studying a language to improve socialization and intercultural competence (while developing language proficiency, regional expertise, and cross-cultural competence).

The various activities and interviews of the project will be recorded by Radio Orvieto Web so stay tuned to hear all about it and above all the results!

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