Second International Youth Language Festival

International event for high school and early university students to let them learn more about various languages and cultures held in Estonia and representing Estonian language as part of the program.

Family event
Wheelchair friendly
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The Second International Language Festival for high school and freshmen university students will be held in Narva-Joesuu in July 2019. It is organised by the board of the IOL (International Olympiad in Linguistics, www.ioling.org). The programme will consist of several series of presentations of languages of the world (Estonian included) led by professional linguists from different countries aiming at showing the young people the diversity of linguistic and ethnographic features of those languages. The idea is to let the participants see and feel that world languages and cultures are different but equally beautiful and important for the future of humanity no matter where the language is spoken and how many speakers it has. Listeners will learn about the hard work being done by the linguists of the world to prevent the languages with smaller number of speakers from extinction, and about equally interesting projects on studiyng the languages with bigger number of speakers. Estonian language will be represented by a number of lectures and master-classes for beginners, as well as with several lectures on history and culture of Estonia, making a special accent on the long and finally fruitful struggle of Estonian people for independence.

The First International Youth Language Festival was held in July 2018. It was presented in the similar format and contained courses of Estonian, Latvian, Brasilian Portuguese, Georgian, Arabic, Ukrainian, Valencian Catalan, Swedish, Polish, Hindustani, Adyghe and Guarani. It was attended by 26 listeners from 5 countries. The survey held among those on the last day reported the festival to be a real success, so we decided to make the event traditional.

For any further information contact us at olevi26@gmail.com

 

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
  July 5 July 6 July 7 July 8 July 9 July 10
09:45-10:45  Eesti keel II
Paulina Oskolskaya
 Euskara II
Natalia Zaika
 Magyar nyelv II
Ivan Derzhanski
 Magyar nyelv III
Ivan Derzhanski
 官话 II
Anna Kramskova
II11:00-12:00arrivals Euskara I
Natalia Zaika
 Libras II
Bruno L’Astorina
 Català III
Guillermo
Latour Alcantud
 Български език III
Ivan Derzhanski
 Languages of Latvia III
Natalia Perkova
III12:15-13:15  Català I
Guillermo
Latour Alcantud
 Català II
Guillermo
Latour Alcantud
 Български език II
Ivan Derzhanski
 Avañe'ẽ I
Bruno L’Astorina
 Avañe'ẽ II
Bruno L’Astorina
 13:30lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch
IV15:00-16:00  Te reo Māori I
Nadezhda Chayko
 Te reo Māori II
Nadezhda Chayko
 Libras III
Bruno L’Astorina
 Languages of Latvia II
Natalia Perkova
 Lietuvių kalba III
Svetlana Kukushkina
V16:15-17:15Introductory
Stanislav Gurevich
  Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras) I
Bruno L’Astorina
 Български език I
Ivan Derzhanski
 Languages of Latvia I
Natalia Perkova
 官话 I
Anna Kramskova
 官话 III
Anna Kramskova
VI17:30-18:30Eesti keel I
Paulina Oskolskaya
 Eesti keel III
Paulina Oskolskaya
 Euskara III
Natalia Zaika
 Lietuvių kalba I
Svetlana Kukushkina
 Lietuvių kalba II
Svetlana Kukushkina
  
 20:30movie time movie time movie time movie time movie time movie time

 

 

Organizer

Stanislav Gurevich

I'm Stanislav, an estonian-born russian citizen living in Spain. I represent International Olympiad in Linguistics for high-school students here. I can call myself a fan of Estonia, still coming there every year and travelling a lot round the country. I hope to be able to bring my share to the EV100 project.