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.

Council of Europe 2015 EDL statement







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 2016

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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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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Newest events

ie 24/9/2015 - 25/9/2015
Language Day: Mercy Convent Tuam co Galway
pt 21/9/2015 - 2/10/2015
Language Day: Escola Básica e Secundária da Sé - Lamego
it 28/9/2015 - 9/12/2015
Language classes: Ofici lingüístic Regió Sardenya (Italia) pel català de l’Alguer
ro 25/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
Other activity: Technical College Lațcu Vodă Siret
sk 21/9/2015 - 28/9/2015
Language Week: Primary School Drabova 3, Košice