Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us!

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states and all are encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Therefore, the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September

Newest Events

24/9/2018 - 29/10/2018
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Základná škola Martinská Žilina
26/9/2018 - 5/10/2018
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Colegiul Tehnic "Gh. Asachi" Iași
25/9/2018 - 1/10/2018
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Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr I w Kępnie
22/6/2018 - 22/10/2018
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I.E.S "LAUREL DE LA REINA".
24/9/2018 - 5/10/2018
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I.E.S. "LAUREL DE LA REINA".
26/9/2018 - 3/10/2018
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Strzelce

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Activities

How multilingual is your classroom/organisation?


For the 2018 European Day of Languages we invite schools, offices, associations and in fact any organisations or individuals to showcase their language skills. Through this initiative we would like to highlight multilingual Europe in practice and discover Europe’s most multilingual classrooms and workplaces. Find out more

 

EDL T-shirt competition


Send us your design/image/graphic and have your layout on the official EDL T-ShirtFind out more

Or simply buy the official EDL T-shirt.

 


Did you know that...

The European Day of Languages is being supported and coordinated by the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe? The Council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union.



Facts and fun

NEW Place names

Why does a city, town or region have its particular name? Discover some of the fascinating origins of place names in Europe.

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Self-evaluate your language skills

The 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool helps you to assess your level of proficiency in the languages you know according to six reference levels described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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2018 - 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. More information