European Day of Languages Resources

Last updated: Oct 15th, 2019

Wednesday 26th September 2018 marks the European Day of Languages. A day to celebrate linguistic diversity by highlighting the importance of language learning, promoting the preservation of diverse languages within Europe, and encouraging learners to pursue languages as they journey through education.

Why not use this widely celebrated day to engage your students with some fun and exciting activities? With so many available, we’ve scoured the web and pulled some of our favourites:

‘Top it!’
Introducing Top it! The fun-filled, fast-paced educational game for language students. Available in French, Spanish or German, each card contains a list of facts and figures about a city and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to top it and win an opponent’s card!

‘Let’s Talk!’ board game

Perfect for all languages, this game is perfect for getting conversation flowing. Throw a dice, work your way around the board and respond to the question in your chosen language. Simple!

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Based on the popular TV show, students answer multiple choice questions to see how much money they can win (disclaimer: cash prize not included!). The TES website has a version that can be easily adapted to suit any language.

Word Bingo!

Who doesn’t love a good game of bingo? Perfect for practising vocabulary, students fill in the grids with numbers from 1-30 and the teacher reads out the target language equivalents of the English words listed. Identify the phrase and when you get a line… BINGO!


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