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.

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. 

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.

EDL 2015

About EDL

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


Who can participate?
How to participate?

Language facts & fun

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EDL  events

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Teacher's area

Materials for
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Self-evaluate your language skills

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Language Trivia

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Language Quiz

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Sign Language Game

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New events

pl 1/9/2015 - 26/9/2015
School project: Luboń, Gimnazjum nr 2 im. Jana Pawła II
nl 25/9/2015 - 26/9/2015
Language Day: Various locations in The Netherlands
au 17/9/2015 - 17/10/2015
Language festival: Communautés d'Agglomération Lens-Liévin et Hénin-Carvin
gb 28/9/2015 - 6/10/2015
Presentation: Highcrest Academy
it 26/10/2015 - 31/10/2015
Language Week: carate brianza