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.

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. 

 


About EDL

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

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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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2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage

The cultural heritage of the European Union is a rich and diverse mosaic of cultural and creative expressions, our inheritance from previous generations of Europeans and our legacy for those to come.
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Newest Events

gb 19/9/2018 - 26/9/2018
Language Week: All across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk
tr 26/9/2018 - 28/9/2018
Celebration: Doğa Koleji Mavişehir 3 Bilim Kampüsü
dk 14/9/2018 - 30/9/2018
Language Exchange: Syvstjerneskolen
it 26/9/2018 - 26/8/2018
Language Day: Pavullo nel Frignano (Modena)
al 24/9/2018 - 25/5/2018
School project: Tirane
mk 25/9/2018 - 27/9/2018
School project: Primary school "Goce Delhev"
pt 27/9/2018 - 30/9/2018
Exposition: Escola Básica de Santo Tirso AE Tomaz Pelayo
de 26/9/2018 - 27/9/2018
Symposium: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Building B2|01 Room: 147.
tr 26/9/2018 - 27/8/2018
Language Day: Bayraktar ilkokulu
sk 19/9/2018 - 20/10/2018
Other activity: Slovakia and online

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