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Assembly celebrates European Day of Languages

The Education Service with Conall McDevitt MLA will host an event in Parliament Buildings on 26 September to mark European Day of Languages 2012. The event will involve around 75 Year 14 students from Aquinas Grammar School, Methodist College, Rathmore Grammar School, RBAI and Wellington College.

This will be an interactive day in Spanish with students comparing the Irish, Spanish and UK Governments, discussing environmental issues and suggesting recommendations for politicians.

Conall McDevitt MLA is a fluent Spanish speaker: “This offers a unique opportunity for Spanish students across Belfast to live the language they are learning and better understand its application across aspects of society including politics and government. Languages are undervalued and under resourced in Northern Ireland. Encouraging students to see the real opportunity in language study is a significant priority of mine and I believe should be a priority of the Assembly and the Executive.”

Please contact the Education Service for more details.