How you can learn languages

Guide published jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in 2001. It contains tips for learning languages and encourages lifelong learning. In 2006 the Council of Europe published a revised version of the guide.

Download the pdf in English, FrenchHungarian, Czech or Esperanto.

The celebration of linguistic diversity

During the European Year of Languages the Council of Europe commissioned a special article on linguistic diversity. The article addresses the structure of languages, language families and the diversity in Europe. It was updated in 2005.

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Learning and Speaking Languages

Europe is a continent where many different languages are spoken, and that exciting mix of languages is increasing as people travel and move between countries more.

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Moving into the polyglot age

Acquiring a range of different languages is easier than you might think, writes Neil Madden

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