Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us!

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.

On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. National authorities and the various partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate "National Relay Persons" for the day.

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Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member  states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe. 

EDL 2017

About EDL

What is the European Day of Languages?
• Why a European Day of Languages?


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Language facts & fun

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EDL  events

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Teachers' area

Materials to use in class for the Day.
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Self-evaluate your language skills

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Language Trivia

Interesting facts about languages 
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Language Quiz

Test your knowledge about the languages
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Sign Language Game

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EDL 2016

EDL web page by the European Commission
in all languages of the EU

Newest Events

gb 27/9/2017 - 27/6/2017
Fair: Dalziel High School
pl 26/9/2017 - 30/9/2017
Language Day: The main University building, ul. Strzegomska 55, Wroclaw, Poland
ca 26/9/2017 - 29/9/2017
Celebration: St. Aidan CS
ca 26/9/2017 - 26/6/2017
Language Day: West Hill collegiate Institute
sk 25/9/2017 - 15/10/2017
Other activity: Slovakia and online