When I started Fluent back in 2012, one of my first video projects was designed to celebrate this day. I recorded myself saying something in 25 different languages. It may not have been the greatest production quality (my first time using iMovie!), but it was a lot of fun and I know many of you have watched and enjoyed this video.
For 2015 though, I have some company in Lindsay, my lovely podcast co-host. And more importantly:
You Are Invited To Our Live European Day of Languages Party
Lindsay and I are going to host our first ever live podcast and you are invited to join us. We’ll be having a party to celebrate the European Day of Languages, a celebration of the diversity of languages that the European continent has to offer.
If you know our podcast, you know that our debate could go anywhere! Europe is a huge and fascinating place, and I know that between the two of us we have visited around 10 of its countries this year already. We’ll be sharing some travel tales!
Help us Create the European Language Charts
And what would a good party be without music! Lindsay and I will try and discover as many pop songs in other European languages as we can. Can you help us? It’s easy to cover French (Stromae, Indochina, Françoise Hardy) and German (Tokio Hotel, Herbert Grönemeyer, Nido), but what about Serbian pop, Estonian rock or Hungarian hip hop?
We don’t just want you to listen to us as we present the podcast. We would love for you to join in! We’ll be answering questions, giving shoutouts and taking topic requests throughout the show.
You can join us by commenting and sending in your questions in the following ways:
- Join the live chat on the Mixlr page, where you can listen LIVE on the day and get your messages heard on the podcast
- Get in touch on Twitter by posting your questions and thoughts to @kerstinhammes and @ldlanguages or use the Twitter hashtag #edlangpodcast
- Leave a comment on the Fluent blog below
So put this time in your diaries: September 28th at 2:30pm London Time! You can see your time zone’s dates here on World Time Buddy.
What is the European Day of Languages?
It is an annual celebration of the huge variety of languages that live in Europe. No matter if you were born in Europe or not, chances are that you’ve studied a European language at some point. On the European Day of Languages you can join thousands of language learners, teachers, translators, linguists and polyglots to celebrate languages.
We can’t wait to hear from you on the day:
September 28th at 2:30pm London Time!
Don’t forget to tell us you are coming with an RSVP by clicking “Remind Me” on the Mixlr Website, where you can listen to us LIVE on the day.