A Very Multilingual Caterpillar! It was a fantastic, fantastic day. At least in the Children's Library, where I spent my day (next year I must make it upstairs to have some language fun myself...)! We saw "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" read live in no less than 15 languages, including a "World Premiere" of author Adriaan … Continue reading The DRONGO has flown….
DRONGO is for anyone who lives in, and wants to explore the modern multilingual world. Is my language a problem or a solution? Where can I find booklets, expertise, training, tests, schools, interpreters? At DRONGO you will find questions and answers, speakers and storytellers, and a lot of contact opportunities. For children and parents, students … Continue reading A final DRONGO call – Multilingualism in Amsterdam, this weekend!
To have another language is to possess a second soul. Charlemagne Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/charlemagn182029.html#trkFxkBroweWuwU0.99 As someone who has lived within the academic world since the age of five years old, I always feel like the beginning of September is the "New Year" for me. The last six months have been very busy for me, … Continue reading New Year, New Bilingualism Projects!
It may seem a bit precocious to be announcing a festival upcoming in September, but it is never too early to mark it on your calendar! Last year's DRONGO, the second edition, was a roaring success, with over 7,000 visitors over the day. This year's promises to be bigger and better! I am once again … Continue reading It’s DRONGO time again! Join us for a day of multilingual delights (Sept. 27)
On May 18, the European School Bergen is hosting their annual "Euromarkt". For those of you lucky enough to live within reach, it will be a day spent in multilingual activity and enjoyment. The school parents' committee hosts the event, and different country groups provide entertainment, food and fun. There will be a multilingual book … Continue reading Euromarkt: Come and meet multilingual Europe (and a little bit of the world…)
The festival is now over, and we are left to contemplate the many varied experiences we all had. For my part, the outstanding moment of the festival was the multilingual reading of "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. To standing room only, the crowd composed not only of parents and children but also interested … Continue reading Opening minds: Multilingual reading with children
And finally, after much work and hype and some exceedingly large number of emails.... the DRONGO festival is here. Saturday, September 28, in the main public library in Amsterdam, a whole-day festival dedicated to language. For adults, there are a wide variety of interesting seminars and workshops, including speed language lessons in some very interesting … Continue reading It’s DRONGO weekend! Come and celebrate multilingualism with us.
I am participating in the organistion of the DRONGO festival of multilingualism, being held in Amsterdam on September 28, 2013 (2nd edition). We are looking for Saturday/Sunday Heritage language schools, to participate in multilingual children's activities. In particular, we are holding a multilingual reading of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". We'd like to have … Continue reading Looking for Saturday/Sunday Heritage Language Schools