Celebra connosco o Día Europeo das Linguas!

Os 47 estados membros do Consello de Europa animan a máis de 800 millóns de europeos e europeas a aprenderen máis linguas a calquera idade, dentro e fóra da escola. Convencido de que a diversidade lingüística é unha ferramenta para lograr unha maior comprensión intercultural e un elemento clave na rica herdanza cultural do noso continente, o Consello de Europa promove o plurilingüismo en toda Europa. 
Por iniciativa do Consello de Europa en Estrasburgo, o Día Europeo das Linguas vénse celebrando, desde 2001, o 26 de setembro de cada ano.

Poster 2021 - 20 things you might not know about Europe's languages

13 event suggestions involving social distancing

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ICT language tool of the week

Crossword Labs (Crossword creator)

Crossword Labs is a free online tool to build, print, share and solve crossword puzzles. You just need to enter a title, as well as the words you want to include in it and this app will do all the wor... view details


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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Most effective methods for learning a foreign language

What are the most effective methods you have used for learning a foreign language - in addition to formal education at school/university (choose a maximum of 3)? If it was none of these – let us know your suggestions!

EDL T-shirt contest winner 2021

The winner of the 2021 EDL T-shirt contest is Tímea Svetková from Slovakia. Congratulations!

"As a student of graphic design, I wanted to make something creative and simple at the same time. One of my first ideas was to create a mascot, that would perfectly capture this competition and what other animal than parrot? Parrot for me represents an animal that can talk in every single language, if you teach him. Under his wings he unites languages and therefore for me it represents unity the most. This competition was a great opportunity for me to make something meaningful in a modern artform."


The EDL language challenges

This year we are inviting everyone to participate in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! 
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
Language challenge of the day: Memorize and recite a short text (poem/song/story) in a foreign language!

EDL T-shirt competition

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

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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Novos eventos

13/9/2021 - 30/9/2021
24/9/2021 - 24/9/2021
Scoala Gimnaziala nr 7
1/9/2021 - 31/10/2021
20/9/2021 - 24/9/2021
New Line Learning Academy
20/9/2021 - 27/7/2021

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Statistics for 2021 
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Did you know that...

The European Day of Languages is being supported and coordinated by the European Center 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, 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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