The European Day of Languages is celebrated each year on 26th September around the world to promote the cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe.
The EUNIC Cluster in Qatar (17 EU countries) is holding the Fourth Edition of the European Day of Languages in Qatar in close cooperation with the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) – College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University. On this occasion, crash courses in eleven European languages will be offered. The first of its kind cooperation between the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University and EUNIC is anticipated to be a fruitful one that gathers speakers, learners, and enthusiasts of the diverse European languages.
This event will allow participants to attend several lively introductory classes of European languages of their choice namely Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish. Classes will be offered by qualified native speakers, and in many cases, instructors of the Language Center of TII.
The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, September 26th from 4 pm until 7pm, starting with a reception and opening remarks, followed by eleven parallel classes at Penrose House (LAS Building) in Education City.
Registrations are required. Register here.
The European Union National Institutes for Culture is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes with 35 members from all 28 EU member states and offices in over 150 countries. EUNIC members work in the arts, languages, youth, education, science, society, intercultural dialogue and development.
The EUNIC cluster in Qatar is the first of its kind to be established in the GCC region. It gathers EU Member States represented in Qatar and Switzerland with the aim to promote cultural and linguistic diversity, to develop exchanges between European and Qatari youth and to foster European and Qatari artistic exchanges. The EUNIC cluster in Qatar contributes to enhancing the cultural relationships between EU Member States and Qatar and to promoting the cultural diversity of Europe.
The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) is part of Hamad bin Khalifa University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was founded in 2012 with a remit to build capacity in Qatar and the region and to function as a physical and virtual space that delivers sophisticated translator and interpreter education, high-level training in a range of languages, and quality translation and interpreting services of the highest international standards. Its core mission is to equip students for a successful career as translators and interpreters in multiple language combinations.