Feiert mat eis den Europäeschen Dag vun de Sproochen (EDS)!

European Day of Languages 2021: 20 years celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity

Europawäit ginn 800 Millioune Bierger, déi vun de 47 Memberstaaten am Europarot vertruede ginn, dozou encouragéiert, a jiddwer Alter an ausserhalb vun der Schoul méi Sproochen ze léieren. Den Europarot fuerdert d’Méisproochegkeet a ganz Europa an der Iwwerzeegung, dass sproochlech Diversitéit zu engem bessere Versteesdemech tëschent de Kulture bäidroe kann an zu den zentrale Bestanddeeler vum Kulturierwe vun onsem Kontinent zielt.
Op Initiativ vum Europarot zu Stroossbuerg, gëtt säit 2001 all Joer de 26. September den Europäeschen Dag vun de Sprooche gefeiert.

New in 2021 

Lara's language journey across Europe


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

20 event suggestions involving social distancing



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The secret agent’s language challenges app  2021 

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  2021 

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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Word of the day

Babuña
Galizesch Rain that sounds like a small baby.
Year: 2021

Activities

EDL's 20th Anniversary Great Bake-Off

This year, the European Day of Languages celebrates its 20th anniversary. And in order to share this special moment with all of you, we invite you to participate in our Great Bake-Off challenge! Will the recipe for your birthday dessert be one of the 20 chosen ones?

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EDL's international happy birthday video 

At the European Centre for Modern Languages we are very excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages. To commemorate this very special day, why not add your voice in wishing "Happy Birthday!" in as many languages as you/your family/ friends/ schoolmates/ fellow students/ colleagues can manage in this 20 second challenge? We are very grateful for your help in turning this occasion into the most multilingual birthday ever!

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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

Poll: 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!

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Poll: 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!
 
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Ëm wéi eng Sprooch handelt et sech?

Mir kennen all dës Situatioun : am Bus, an engem Café, op der Strooss, héiere mir 2 Persounen an enger Friemsprooch schwätzen. Mee ëm wéi eng Sprooch handelt et sech? Dir kënnt hei e bëssen trainéieren an déi nächste Kéier wou Dir an sou enger Situatioun sidd, kënnt Dir se méi einfach identifizéieren.
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Newest Events

23/9/2021 - 7/10/2021
CY
SOLEA Lyceum
27/9/2021 - 27/9/2021
SK
St Bosco Primary School in Topoľčany
24/9/2021 -
HR
Srednja poljoprivredna i tehnička škola
27/9/2021 - 1/10/2021
HR
Osnovna škola Gradac
27/9/2021 -
RO
Liceul Tehnologic Grigore C. Moisil
26/9/2021 - 30/9/2021
ES
Colegio Nuestra Señora del Rosario

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- Statistics for 2021  -
 
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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

Digital Dialects (Language learning games)

Gamified language learning website that offers interactive materials for learning around 80 languages, including many minority and endangered languages. Materials contain exercises for practising and ... view details

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The EDL 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

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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