Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us!

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe's 46 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 - together with the European Commission.

Valuing all languages in Europe


Activities

 New game  Where am I?


Can you find out, where a picture was taken? Will you be able to recognize the language on it? Find the hint in the image and make it onto the highscore list!

And: Add your own images to the game!
Available this summer!

Poster "20  new  things you might not know about Europe's languages"

The secret agent’s language challenges app  2022 

The challenges and quizzes contained within this app encourage learners – future international agents – to take advantage of the plentiful opportunities available to practice or learn more about a language beyond a classroom context. By passing through a series of levels you can rise from a lowly agent in training to become a master secret agent. You can compete with friends in achieving challenges, identifying countries and languages and completing quizzes. The challenges go from the easy, such as, “count from 1-10 in 3 different languages within one minute” to ones that are a bit more demanding, “together with a friend, write the words to a song/rap in a foreign language.

The secret agent’s language challenges app  2022 

The challenges and quizzes contained within this app encourage learners – future international agents – to take advantage of the plentiful opportunities available to practice or learn more about a language beyond a classroom context. By passing through a series of levels you can rise from a lowly agent in training to become a master secret agent.

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EDL T-shirt competition


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

Bake a cake!

For the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages we asked you to send us your best birthday cake recipes. We now have chosen 20 amazing recipes and put them into a colorful booklet.

Celebrate with us by baking one of these truly European birthday cakes!

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You can learn languages, too!


Download the brochure!

Which language is it?

We all know this situation: on a bus, in a café, on the street we hear two people talking in a foreign language. And we wonder what language it is. Let's do some training here and next time this happens to you you will easily recognise it!
 
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The EDL handbook of language challenges

  
The 51 challenges contained within the handbook encourage learners to go a little outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the plentiful opportunities available to practice or learn more about a language beyond a classroom context. Find out more

Newest Events

26/9/2022 - 28/7/2022
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Stepanovicevo, Novi Sad
4/7/2022 -
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AE Lã Neve
26/9/2022 - 2/10/2022
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Grammar School "Veljko Petrovic"
19/9/2022 - 30/9/2022
RO
Lazar Edeleanu Technological Highschool
26/9/2022 -
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elementary school Sonja Marinkovic
26/9/2022 -
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Ekonomsko-trgovinska skola "Dositej Obradovic"

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- Statistics for 2022  -
 
28 11 4247
events countries participants

 

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Myth or fact?

1. My mother tongue is all I need.

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2. I’m not bilingual/multilingual. I can only speak one language.

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3. Most people in the world use more than one language.

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4. English is the only language children need.

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5. Children get confused if they learn more than one language at the same time.

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6. I can’t help a child to learn or use a language I don’t know (well enough) myself.

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7. If learners don’t know the language of schooling, they’ll learn it best by being exposed to that language only - and by using that language only.

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8. Continued use of the home language(s) will interfere with children’s learning of the language of schooling.

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9. My job is to teach X as a foreign language and not to deal with other languages in my classroom.

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ICT language tool of the week

Flubaroo (A grading tool )

Flubaroo converts quiz answers into grades. It is a free tool which has been designed by a teacher for helping other teachers to grade and to provide feedback to multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank ... view details

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Poll: Most effective methods for learning a foreign language


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 46 member states, 27 of which are members of the European Union.



 

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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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