On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September, the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht will host the fourth edition of the biggest language festival in the Netherlands and Flanders: DRONGO language festival.
There is no better place than the DRONGO language festival to become acquainted with the many possibilities that language and multilingualism offer, with a programme varying from the best ways to quickly learn a foreign language to tips and tricks on multilingual child-raising (including programmes for children and youths) and from a Business Meeting for everyone who deals with customers who do not speak Dutch to the newest developments in language technology. DRONGO language festival drew thousands of visitors in previous years, and this year will once again welcome great numbers of language enthusiasts and people interested in the function of language in daily life.
Both days will feature an information market with over 60 stands from the Netherlands and abroad, a language terrace with presentations, interpreter’s cabins, workshops about multilingual education and more, rap workshops with Akwasi and Stikstof, labs by linguists from renowned universities and crash courses in Chinese, Sranan Tongo, Casual English and French, Arabic, Italian, Turkish and Papiamento.
And the evening of Friday 25 September is Language Research Night (part of European Researchers’ Night), with live language research, speed dates, lectures, crash courses, a Science Live Award workshop and a performance by Karsu.
Admission to the DRONGO language festival, held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht , is free of charge; advance registration required via the website drongofestival.nl. Early registrants can win an early bird prize package! Read the online DRONGO language festival E-Magazine featuring the programme, information and various interviews on drongofestival.nl (suitable for smartphone and tablet).