The European Day of Languages, an annual event, is to be celebrated every 26th of September. This concept is broader than it seems. European Languages are not the totality of the official European Union Languages, there are also about 225 Indigenous dialects. Some of them are on the verge of extinction, such as Irish and other Celtic Languages.
AIS is committed to the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate and supporting their native languages. That is why we held a traditional Friday assembly as part of this celebration. We demonstrated the richness of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Children recited poetry in Polish and Bulgarian and turned to the talents of Chinese and Tatar poets. They sang in Turkish and English, showed a Spanish act expressing the melodiousness and emotionality of the language.
A feature of the event was that the school children turned to the origins of their family and their native language, which their parents or distant relatives speak.