In 2017 Language Learners Journal supported Macmillan Cancer Support by hosting a virtual coffee morning. Our goal was for over 50 different languages to be spoken within our community group. We didn’t quite make our target, but we did have over 34+ amazing languages spoken in the group.
World leading polyglots and avid language learners from around the globe got together to raise awareness and money for people who are affected by cancer. The online language learning community raised over £100.
On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November we plan to ‘try again‘! The aim to have over 50+ different languages spoken within our group during the weekend. The games evening will run from 6 pm till Midnight (UK time) on Saturday 23rd. The virtual coffee morning will be Sunday 24th November from 10 am – 2 pm (UK time). This year we will be raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Studies have shown that studying a foreign language can delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias for over 4.5 years. More recent studies into bilingual people with early-onset to mild Alzheimer’s have shown them to have a ‘cognitive reserve‘!
How do I J
- Join our Facebook Group
- Post a short video greeting in the language(s) of your choice. The theme is ‘Coffee and Cakes‘. Tag @alzheimerssoc #LanguageCakes
- OR/AND post a selfie with cake/coffee and a message written in the language of your choice and hashtag Tag @alzheimerssoc #LanguageCakes #gamesnight
- Share this blog post with others to help raise some awareness of this event and help us achieve our target of 50+ languages.
Interesting in Speaking?
If you would like to give a live talk or a recorded presentation on any aspect of language learning during the weekend event please get in contact.
What is the Alzheimer’s Society?
As the largest and most influential dementia charity in the UK, we are calling on everyone to unite. Working together we know we will achieve our vision – a world without dementia.
To Make a Donation
I will be donating a percentage of my proceeds from the Parleremo Language Marathon in November to the Alzheimer’s Socity. I will also be donating a pound for every new language spoken during the challenge (up to the target number of languages).
For more information on this charity check out: Alzheimer’s Society