On Friday morning, the Talentuin (Language Garden) and Talenpaviljoen (Language Pavilion) were officially opened in Leeuwarden.
According to Omrop Fryslân, both initiatives are part of one of the biggest projects of the Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 Capital of Culture year: Lân fan taal, an initiative to celebrate languages. Both projects are meant to encourage visitors to engage with language in unexpected ways and will feature different events from April through October, ranging from weekly kid-friendly activities and a language café for visitors to practice speaking foreign languages
The Talentuin is an audio-focused experience for visitors of all ages at the Prinsentuin gardens. In the Talenpavilijoen Mem (“mom” in Frisian), also known as the Living room of Languages, guests can take part in activities featuring foreign minority languages, including Basque and Catalan, as well as Dutch dialects and languages like Bildts, Achterhoeks, Gronings, Zeeuws and Liwadders.
Photo source: Omrop Fryslân