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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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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Newest events

hr 26/9/2015 - 6/10/2015
Quiz/Game: Grabrik Primary School
es 24/9/2015 - 6/10/2015
cz 24/9/2015 - 30/9/2015
Competition/Tournament: ŽIŽKOVA 505, TŘEBÍČ
fr 24/9/2015 - 25/9/2015
Celebration: lycée/Grammar School Auguste Mariette
lt 2/10/2015 - 3/10/2015
Conference: Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology