“We talk Europe” – A bilingual English-French educational project
An enlightening project designed to help children discover Europe
“We talk Europe” is a unique educational project, taught bilingually through French and English. Its goal is to help children between the ages of 8 and 14 to discover all that Europe and the European Union have to offer. In a new, unfamiliar context, the project prepares children for their futures as adults and as well-informed, responsible European citizens. The main goal is to develop child’s curiosity and critical thinking.
Much more than a simple geographical region, Europe is a multicultural and multilingual space. As varied as it is fascinating, it is home to more than 740 million people, living across 50 different countries! And let’s not forget the European Union, a unique economic and political union uniting 27 member states and 446 million inhabitants. The EU alone has 24 official languages. These are great examples of the diversity of Europe!
Unfortunately, many children (and even some adults) know very little about other European countries. Likewise, many don’t master any language other than their mother tongue. This is a terrible shame, especially nowadays … which is why “We talk Europe” aims to broaden their horizons, by helping them to think and see beyond the borders of their native country.
“We talk Europe”: a real asset for children between 8 and 14
Through fun, educational activities, this innovative extra-curricular programme shows children all of the diversity of Europe. Surrounded by their peers, they discover the continent’s other countries, their cultures, languages and other interesting information. By learning to think “bigger”, they develop an open mind.
Designed for young people between 8 and 14 of age, “We talk Europe” also intends to impart to them European values and give them a feeling of belonging to Europe – two essential elements which allow the European Union to remain united in spite of numerous challenges.
Thanks to activities, children learn a range of information about Europe and the European Union through play. They discover the opportunities that are offered to them on this beautiful continent. For example, mastering multiple European languages has become essential for working in a borderless labour market. It’s also great for travelling!
“We talk Europe” also allows children to learn and practice English. Each workshop offers an English glossary on the themes being discussed, as well as grammar and age-appropriate exercises.
A range of workshops adapted to your needs
Learning is best achieved in a friendly environment which uses play and amusement to promote understanding. During the extra-curricular workshops, children participate in activities that are as educational as they are fun. These age-appropriate activities are led through French and allow the children to practice their English. These multilingual sessions perfectly illustrate the diversity of Europe, all while having fun!
Choose the option that suits you best: weekday evenings, Wednesdays, Saturdays, or during school holidays.
To avail of a rewarding, engaging experience for children from 8 to 14 years old, contact us right away!
“We talk Europe” offers several workshops to meet your children’s needs. According to your preferences, you can opt for one-time intensive or regular format activities:
- Beginners’ activities, introducing your child to Europe or the European Union: 2-hour Discovery Workshop or 6-hour 1-Day Workshop.
- In-depth activities about Europe and the EU, in the form of a Week-long Workshop (5 days of 6 hours each, or 30 hours in total), or an Annual Course (36 weeks, or 36 hours in total)
The creator of the “We talk Europe” project
Hoping to share my passion for Europe, I founded the “We Talk Europe” project in June 2019 (Lille, France). With a clever mix of teaching and fun, I host various workshops intended to introduce 8 to 14-year-olds to the rich diversity and culture of Europe.
Enthusiastic and dynamic, I live and breathe European diversity. Originally from Latvia, I speak 6 European languages: Latvian, Russian, French, English (TOEIC 915), German, and Spanish. I have also travelled across Europe throughout my graduate and post-graduate studies and professional career (Latvia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France …).
Passionate about Europe’s multiculturalism, I graduated from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and have worked in European institutions for 6 years. I have also been a trainer for 3 years.
While preparing the “We talk Europe” project, I completed training courses in child education, neuro-education, positive education, etc., both online and in specialised institutions. These training courses allow me to offer unique, fun and educational experiences.