Take Our European Day of Languages Quiz (Podcast Episode 50)

We did it! You guys stuck with us, listened and wrote in to 50 episodes of the show now, and we want to thank you and tell you how much we appreciate you for this. It's awesome to know that there are language geeks all over the world who enjoy our show.

In This Episode You'll Hear

  • Kerstin's story of creating her European Day of Languages video on YouTube with all of the strangers (did you know I knew nothing about Welsh?)
  • LIVE Good, Bad and Struggling with the Chatroom!
  • Of course, our Huge 36 Question European Day of Languages QUIZ
  • A bittersweet announcement about the show's hiatus after episode 52

 

Missed the Quiz?

Don't miss out! If you want to quiz along, listen to the show recording. We saved all the answers until the end of every round so you can guess along with the live audience.

And if you want a PDF of the Questions and Answers, simply hop over here and join the Fluent Language Cool Kids Club.

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.

Links From This Episode

Podcast Episode 24: European Day of Languages Live!

Welcome to our first ever LIVE episode of the Creative Language Learning Podcast! In episode 24, we treat you to a piece of the European Day of Languages broadcast which was the first time ever that Lindsay and I tried something like this.

There was so much going on:

  • Music!
  • Live comments!
  • A Revival of the Languages vs. Dialects Debate!
  • Reports on Log Sawing in Germany!
  • Chat about our Grandparents!

European Language Charts!

Instead of the Creative Language Learning Podcast tips, this episode featured a collection of as many European artists and European language songs as we could find. Here is our Spotify playlist for hours of Euro music fun.

Links and Resources from this Podcast

You can also read the list and find out more about genre and languages on our huge Evernote list.

Did you enjoy the live episode? Were you there? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

Warm-Up for Euro Day of Languages!

Here in the UK where I live, the European Union doesn't always get people excited. I guess when you live on an island, the benefits of being able to nip over to foreign country for café au lait and then another one for some poffertjes is lost on you. In fact, the language alone is quite revealing: Brits will refer to the European continent as "Europe" and their own country as "Britain", and those certainly don't mean the same thing.

But now let's just put all that to one side, because we have something to celebrate. This is the warm-up post for the European Day of Languages on 26 September.

Transient

I am planning to get  involved. Apparently there are 225 indigenous languages in Europe. 225! That's LOADS! So for 26 September I am going to make a youtube video and pick 25 of them to greet my viewers in. I'll make my job easy for a start and include the ones I happen to know, but that still leaves 20 slots to fill. Any suggestions?

Update on 25 September
As the big languages are covered and I'm beginning to come across more unusual ones, the project is shown a lot more meat to it. We've now hit number 15 with Luxembourgish, and I've had help from kind people all over the world. Still not sure if I can make 25 languages in time, but in the very least you will hear me attempt to pronounce them :D

Update on 23 September
Today I put together everything I've got so far and made the first video - 11 languages are in the bag, including BSL, Danish, Spanish and Russian. I'm worried that I may not make it up to 25 languages in time, because it's just difficult to find speakers who are able to help me pronounce all the words. Will you guys accept 24?

Update on 22 September
Phew, this is tough going. I think I've got the Greek down now, and more friendly people on Facebook are kindly offering to help me with Portuguese and Galician. I didn't even know Galician was a language, so this is looking good! I'm up to 13 then, which means plenty more languages outstanding but hopefully I'm halfway there.

Update on 21 September.
Well, so far I have collected something to say in Polish, Italian and Romanian. I'm seeing a Greek speaker this afternoon as well so I'll make sure I've got Greek covered, and another friend is helping me out with Flemish. That's nearly 10 but I'm missing Scandinavian languages so far. Keep checking back for more updates!