Multilingual teens sought



Family: An appeal has been launched to find young adults who speak five or more languages to take part in a cultural event this summer.

Four internationally minded organisations have opened a search for multilingual teens to participate in exhibition that will be mounted this summer in front of Luxembourg City Hall. The grouping are “looking for teens from 13 to 17 years old who live in Luxembourg and speak five or more languages at a very good level.”

The effort is being led by language training firm Berlitz, which is working with the Grand Duchy’s foreigner integration office OLAI, the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg and the City of Luxembourg.

“Luxembourg is probably one of the most multilingual countries in the world,” according to a Berlitz press announcement. “Most of the kids and teens use three to four languages on a daily basis. The exposition aims at highlighting Luxembourg’s multilingualism and diversity to visitors.”

An outdoor photo exhibition will feature “portraits of multilingual teens living in Luxembourg” and be held on Place Guillaume II from mid-July to mid-August.

The show is part of a series of cultural displays being presented in the square. Istanbul - city of light and shadows”--an exhibition of black-and-white images of the Turkish commercial capital by one of the country’s most prominent photographers Timurtaş Onan--is currently being shown until Sunday June 26.

How to enter

To apply for the multilingual teen exposition, send an email to [email protected], including address, date of birth, hobbies, languages spoken, parents’ “origin”, and complete the sentence “I think that Luxembourg’s multilingualism is great because…”.

“The writer of the most creative sentence will win individual language lessons,” Berlitz said.

The submission deadline is Sunday June 16.