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‘Guess the language’ competition being launched on Tuesday

On the occasion of the European Day of Languages on September 26 the European Commission and the radio station Kanali 6 are organising the radio competition ‘Guess the Language’ which will start on Tuesday.

For the competition listeners will be asked to identify the language spoken in a series of sound clips which will be transmitted – one a day – on Kanali 6. The clips were prepared by the European Commission in all the official languages of the EU on the topic of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme in the EU.

The radio competition will begin on August 29 and end on September 25.

“Kanali 6 will broadcast an audio clip in an official EU language every day except Sundays at regular intervals during its radio shows. On September 26, the radio station will feature a special coverage dedicated to the European Day of Languages,” an announcement said on Monday.

Those taking part in the competition will have the opportunity to win three types of awards, a daily prize consisting of tickets for two persons to music or theatre performances and other cultural events, a weekly prize which is a tablet and a third one-time prize, an information trip to Brussels.

All participants need to have a passport or ID issued in the EU and be at least 18 years old.

The European Day of Languages was established in the framework of the European Year of Languages 2001 by the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Since then it has been celebrated every year on September 26. The overall objectives of the European Day of Languages are to raise awareness among people of the many languages spoken in Europe, promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe and encourage people of all ages to learn languages.

For more information on the competition please visit the website of radio station Kanali http://www.kanali6.com.cy/, call Martha Neokleous at 22-817835 or Babis Metaxas at 22-817770.

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