Students Took Part in the Municipal Event "European Day of Languages"
European Day of Languages is celebrated annually on September 26th.
It was proclaimed by the Council of Europe on December 6, 2001. In 2021, the event is celebrated for the 20th time, but in Karelia it is just on the way to become a tradition.
It was for the second time this year, when the national communities of Petrozavodsk gathered together to tell each other about their national European languages, traditions and costumes. This time, the representatives of the Petrozavodsk-Tubingen Friendship Society, the West-Ost Society, the Ochag Friendship Society (with Estonia), the Lyydiläizet Public Organization, the national-cultural autonomy of the Poles in Karelia "Karelian Polonia", the Greek Culture Society "Hellas”, Jewish Culture Society "Shalom" and "Heritage of Kaleva" autonomous noncommercial organization were discussing the issues of national languages’ preservation and development.
PetrSU students Polina Khonateva, Karina Sukhanova and Konstantin Kuznetsov, within the collaboration of the Department of the German and French Languages and Petrozavodsk-Tubingen Friendship Society, prepared a special digital story video on the topic “Which dialect became a base for High German language?”
This video impressed the audience a lot. The students managed to catch the main idea through a simple plot and interesting facts. The team was able to explain briefly and creatively what the dialects of the German language are and who the founder of the High German was.
Working on this digital story was an opportunity to dive into the German language history, to expand our knowledge. We were really engaged into this project since we have a similar course at our university - Language History,
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