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Education – Primary and secondary

In addition to a free Language Kit, there are more events and programmes suitable for both primary and secondary education.

Education – Primary education

Why does language exist? What can you do with it? The Lân fan taal educational programme is based around the necessity of language. And, not to forget: the love of language! Primary school pupils can discover what the body says, use the amazing “talkboard” by illustrator Charlotte Dematons, and take part in a multilingual musical!

Sjong! Zing! Sing!

Secondary program

Isn’t it great to sing in class? In Frisian, another language, or even in several languages? During 2017-18, schools and classes will write their own lyrics about themselves and their environment, and will audition with these for a talent contest in May. As a warm up, schools will be invited to sing along during the […]

Language Garden

Main program

In 2018, the Prinsentuin in Leeuwarden will be transformed into the Language Garden, full of adventures for children from 0 to 12 years, their older brothers/sisters and their parents/grandparents. Playground features, interactive installations, exciting routes: there’s plenty to do for families and school classes!

1st Conference on Frisian Humanities

Main program

A conference as a multi-course language menu that linguists and those interested in languages can happily sink their teeth into: that sounds great! A different topic will be discussed every day. The more courses, or days, the more layers!

Stimmen fan Fryslân (Voices of Friesland)

Main program

Would like to hear how various languages sound? And different varieties of Frisian? An extensive app lets you discover this and learn a lot about languages. It’s indispensable for language enthusiasts, language experts and teachers!

Language billboards by children

Main program

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 […]

Youth performance for schools

Main program

Jolifanto bambla ô falli bambla. Grossiga m’pfa habla horem. This is not Spanish or Afrikaans. It is the first two lines of a 100-year-old sound poem by the Dadaist Hugo Ball. Hugo and other Dada poets wrote this “sound of unlogic” to help the world see things differently. Because words without meaning can actually mean […]

Expedition Ameland

Secondary program

As a visitor to the international multi-day storytelling festival “Expedition Ameland – A Storytelling Adventure”, you will embark on a journey of discovery. With the 1818 diary of whaler, Hidde Dirks Kat, as a source of inspiration, you will discover various cultures and languages based on his stories.

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