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Insight into the psyche of the minority language speaker

From 6 to 8 February, the University of Valencia hosted training sessions about language assertiveness as part of the Erasmus + project LISTEN. The training sessions were given by prof. Ferran Suay.  The Afûk is a partner in this project and is currently preparing training sessions and workshops on this topic.

Project about European Charter Classroom Activities

The European Charter Classroom Activities (ECCA) is a NPLD-granted project led by the Comun General de Fascia (Province of Trento), which goal is to spread the knowledge about the European Charter or Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML) through the production of different didactic tools. Thanks to the activities, teachers and students from different European regions […]

Successful kick-off meeting Listen project in Valencia

The first meeting of the Listen project was held in Valencia 22-23 of October. The partners:  Universitat de Valencia, ELEN, Conradh na Gaeilge, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, IAITH: Welsh centre for language planning, Universitatae Sapientia Din Municipiul Clujnapoca met for the first time. During this first meeting a lot of administrative things were discussed and […]

Ljouwert is Unesco City of Literature

Ljouwert-Fryslân has become UNESCO City of Literature.  With that title, Ljouwert is officially part of a worldwide network of literary cities. “The title is a recognition for our language, literature and multilingualism,” says business manager Ernst Bruinsma. The programme of City of Literature  will start from January 2020. Projects and collaborations will be set up […]

‘Leer je hond Fries’, Frisian version of ‘Teach your dog Welsh’ available

The Frisian version of the book ‘Teach your dog Welsh’ by Anne Cakebread is available now. Afûk contacted Anne Cakebread and her Welsh publisher Y Lolfa about the possibilities of a Frisian version 5 months ago. ‘We liked the idea of learning basic Frisian by practising on your dog’, says Mirjam Vellinga project leader of […]

Boekekast, a new podcast presenting Frisian novels and stories

The book promotion agency Boeken fan Fryslân (part of Afûk) and Frisian broadcasting company Omrop Fryslân have developed a new podcast series called Boekekast. The podcast presents a wide range of novels and stories by 16 Frisian authors. All with the aim of highlighting Frisian literature in a different way. Starting from Sunday September 29 […]