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

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.

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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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Activities

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


Coming soon: the Secret agent'S language challenges app!

EDL T-shirt competition


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

NEW 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

23/9/2020 - 23/9/2020
DE
Oberschule "G.E.Lessing"
26/9/2020 - 26/9/2020
RU
Лингво-студия "ТАНГРАМ"
25/9/2020 - 30/9/2020
FR
LPO Denis Diderot
26/9/2020 - 26/9/2020
DE
Schwäbisch Gmünder Volkshochschule
25/9/2020 - 30/9/2020
CZ
Základní škola Pacov
24/9/2020 - 25/9/2020
AT
Mittelschule Neufeld/Leitha

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2019's 'most innovative event' is
Fotbañol/ Jugar al fútbol y aprender español”!

The event received 1000+ votes and was organised by Colegiul Național "Ștefan cel Mare".
Congratulations to the winners!
We were most impressed by the creativity and great effort which went into organising the events submitted and would like to thank all organisers of EDL events in 2019.

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, 28 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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