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Language billboards by children.

From the end of 2017, billboards written and designed by children will appear in Leeuwarden. They are the result of “Taal yn Byld”, a project by NHL University of Applied Sciences and eight primary schools. Children of various nationalities design the billboards in their own language. They also delve into (other) languages ​​in their local area!


The project’s six neighbourhoods are home to dozens of nationalities and languages. “Taal yn Byld” is about appreciating your own mother tongue and experiencing the pleasure of language. The artistic billboards give the pupils a stunning showcase for their language and texts. Supplying both the content and the design will certainly give them something to be proud of.

The children take to the streets themselves to conduct research into all the languages in their neighbourhood. They share the results of their “fieldwork” with each other, and of course with the visitors to Lân fan Taal.

In eight primary schools in six districts of Leeuwarden

Schools have been working on this project since March 2017

NHL University of Applied Sciences (PABO (teacher training for primary education), Research Group on Language & Learning and Research Group on Frisian & Multilingualism), Kunstkade, DNALWD2018