European Flags

Internet Week Europe and the Multilingual Blogging Day

European Flags

Today marks the start of the 3rd Internet Week Europe, a week-long celebration of Europe’s thriving Internet industry and community. If you’re based in London this might be a good opportunity to take part in one of the many events and workshops taking place in London from Nov. 12 to 16. To learn more about Internet Week Europe visit their website.

In association with IWE you might be interested in hearing a bit more about the European Multilingual Blogging Day 2012 on Wednesday Nov 14. The European Commission is the initiator behind EMBD2012 to highlight the ‘multilingual dimension of the web’ according to the homepage.

Although I’m not necessarily a fan of declaring just one day to celebrate xyz topic, I still think this might be an interesting opportunity to attract some interest for learning languages and blogging in other languages as it seems to be way less popular when compared with the hype that learning languages on the Internet saw just three to four years ago.

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At Fair Languages we celebrate multilingualism every day. We’re blogging in English although it’s not the mother tongue of the vast majority of our contributors. We also try to be a useful resource for all the exciting things that are constantly happening in the language learning space, may it be to provide you, our readers, with tips on how to learn, new research related to language acquisition or telling you about the up and coming languages that might be worth having an eye on.

So, following the idea of EMBD2012, if you’re interesting in contributing an article for one or in one of the languages we usually don’t cover we’ll be happy to feature you on Fair Languages!

If you’re a blogger yourself you can also register your blog here and for everybody who would like to follow EMBD2012, the Twitter hashtag is #babel2012.

Picture by Joebloggsy, from Wikimedia Commons