Švęskite Europos kalbų diena kartu su mumis!



700 milijonų europiečių iš 46 Europos Tarybos valstybių narių yra skatinami išmokti daugiau kalbų būdami bet kokio amžiaus, mokydamiesi mokykloje arba ne. Tikėdama, kad kalbų mokėjimas yra įrankis siekiant tarpkultūrinio bendradarbiavimo ir supratimo apie mūsų žemyno kultūrinį paveldą, Europos Taryba skatina daugiakalbystę visoje Europoje.
Europos Tarybos iniciatyva Europos kalbų diena – kartu su Europos Komisija – nuo 2001-ųjų metų rugsėjo 26-osios dienos švenčiama kasmet.
Statement from Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, skirtas metų Europos kalbų dienai 2023
"The European Day of Languages reminds us that learning a language is a step towards openness and respect for other cultures."
 

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Languages in my classroom/school

How many languages are spoken in your classroom or school? For this challenge we are inviting you to create a poster showcasing all the languages present in your learning environment.

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Languages in my classroom/school

How many languages are spoken in your classroom or school? For this challenge we are inviting you to create a poster showcasing all the languages present in your learning environment.

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All 1900 posters are online now!

The beauty of languages

Every language harbours intriguing expressions, often accompanied by interesting or amusing anecdotes related to their usage. These reflect the unique charm and elegance of a language. Can you come up with an expression that you love – either from your native language or one you're learning— and provide the backstory or anecdote that explains its meaning?

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The beauty of languages

Every language harbours intriguing expressions, often accompanied by interesting or amusing anecdotes related to their usage. These reflect the unique charm and elegance of a language. Can you come up with an expression that you love – either from your native language or one you're learning— and provide the backstory or anecdote that explains its meaning?

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Poll: Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the future of language learning

Which of the following first come to mind when you think of AI in relation to language learning?

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Poll: Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the future of language learning

Which of the following first come to mind when you think of AI in relation to language learning?
(Choose a maximum of 3)
 
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Poll: Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the future of language learning

 
Inovatyviausiu 2023-ųjų metų renginiu tapo
Message in a Bottle

Renginį, surinkusį daugiau nei 480 balsų, organizavo Departamento Curricular de Línguas, Alcobaça, Portugal.

Sveikiname nugalėtojus!

Mes buvome maloniai nustebinti šauniomis pastangomis ir kūrybiškumu, kurie atspindėjo organizuotose renginiuose. Todėl nuoširdžiai dėkojame visiems EKD 2023 renginių organizatoriams.

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Atsiųskite mums savo kurtą dizainą/nuotrauką/paveiksliuką ir pasipuoškite savo kurtais EKD marškinėliais! Daugiau informacijos
Arba tiesiog įsigykite oficialius EKD marškinėlius.

New in 2023 

New in 2023 

New: Lara’s next journey - through Europe’s Regional and Minority Languages

Lara sets off on a new language journey - On this chapter of her journey, Lara explores the fascinating world of regional and minority languages and, being inquisitive, she, of course, uncovers many linguistic treasures!

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The funniest one and only multilingual joke book

In how many languages can you make someone laugh? Following an extremely strict selection process (involving a jury of individuals who aren’t easy to please!) we ‘proudly’ present the results of this 2022 initiative. From the over 700 jokes that were submitted (not all of them publishable!) we have painstakingly whittled this down to the ‘crème de la crème’ of multilingual humour. 

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For fans of ‘Christmas cracker’ jokes – this is a must... You are most welcome to continue to submit new and even funnier jokes with a multilingual element for Volume 2...! View page


Poster " Another  20 things you might not know about the world of languages"

Are you a language detective?

Can you recognise all the languages being displayed in the game?

Are you a language detective?

Can you recognise all the languages being displayed in the game?

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Word of the year

Every year, countries throughout Europe participate in the tradition of selecting a "word of the year." Here are the words from the previous year!

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Word of the year

Every year, countries throughout Europe participate in the tradition of selecting a "word of the year." This practice involves choosing a single word or phrase that reflects the social, cultural, or political trends and events of the year. The word of the year serves as a symbolic representation of the collective consciousness and prevailing themes within a society. It captures the zeitgeist and becomes a reflection of the shared experiences, concerns, and aspirations of the people.

Poster "Counting your way around Europe"



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Poster "Say YES to languages"



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Kalbos iššūkių mobilioji programėlė slaptiesiems agentams  2023 

The app has been updated with a new ‘language detective’ challenge in 2023. Can you succeed where others have stumbled? The app has been updated with a new ‘language detective’ challenge in 2023. Can you succeed where others have stumbled?

Kalbos iššūkių mobilioji programėlė slaptiesiems agentams  2023 

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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Brain game: Greek alphabet

How fast can you complete this challenge?



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Where am I?

You'll be shown 20 random images from all over Europe. Can you find out, where those images where taken? Use your language skills and the virtual magnifying glass to find hints in the picture. Good luck!

Send us your own pictures for this game here!

Where am I?


You'll be shown 20 random images from all over Europe. Can you find out, where those images where taken? Use your language skills and the virtual magnifying glass to find hints in the picture. Good luck!

And: Add your own images to the game!

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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 colourful booklet.

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

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Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!

Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!
Quote of the day:

La Dolce Vita “the sweet life” /“the sweetness of life”

By Frederico Fellini
La Dolce Vita is the title of Italian film director, Federico Fellini's, ground-breaking 1960 satire. It was, at the time, regarded as one of the most stylish movies ever made - putting Italian cinema firmly on the world stage. The film, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg, made Rome THE destination to visit and made many people aspire to drive a Lambretta or a Vespa, wear exclusive fashion along with sunglasses (at night!), drink cappuccino and generally hang out on the streets, even when it was pouring with rain! One of the characters in the film, Paparazzo, provided the inspiration for the term "paparazzi" - to describe photographers making a living from their (sometimes unwanted) shots of celebrities. Not everyone was so enamoured with the film, with some condemning if for placing a spotlight on corruption, debauchery, perversion, and aimlessness among the ‘high society’.


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Kas tai per kalba?

Visiems puikiai pažįstama situacija: autobuse, kavinėje, gatvėje dažnai nugirstame žmones, kalbant kažin kokia mums nelabai suprantama užsienio kalba. O tada nejučia imame svarstyti: „Kas tai per kalba?“ Šiek tiek pasipraktikuokime, kad kitą sykį, kai ir vėl atsidursi tokioje situacijoje, puikiai gebėtum atpažinti kalbą! 
 
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Europos kalbų dienos iššūkiai

  
„Kalbų iššūkių vadove slaptiesiems agentams“ rasite penkiasdešimt vieną iššūkį, kviečiantį išeiti iš savo komforto zonos ir atrasti daugybę naujų galimybių mokytis užsienio kalbą ar tiesiog gilinti jau turimas žinias už klasės ribų.  Daugiau apie tai...

Questions you never dared to ask about languages

For this year’s European Day of Languages we have produced a series of short video clips focusing on ‘Questions you never dared to ask about languages’ with experts covering a range of backgrounds and specialisations responding.
As the title suggests, the questions are ones that we might not wish to ask in front of an audience but, in fact, highlight important issues and address some popular misconceptions about languages and language learning. Do you have a question you would like to ask an expert?

To see subtitles on the videos, please activate this feature by clicking on ‘subtitles’ in the YouTube menu below the video. To change languages, click on the gear wheel and select subtitles>’automatically translate’ and select the desired language (the machine translation is provided by YouTube).

Questions you never dared to ask about languages

For this year’s European Day of Languages we have produced a series of short video clips focusing on ‘Questions you never dared to ask about languages’ with experts covering a range of backgrounds and specialisations responding.

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You can learn languages, too!


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Naujausi renginiai

3/12/2023 - 15/12/2023
GR
Experimental Senior High School of Patras University
26/9/2023 - 22/12/2023
GR
Senior High School of Intercultural Education of Eastern Thessaloniki
26/9/2023 - 22/12/2023
GR
Junior High School of Intercultural Education of Eastern Thessaloniki
27/9/2023 - 17/11/2023
GR
1st Primary School of Agii Anargyri
26/9/2023 - 27/9/2023
GR
50th High School of Athens
21/9/2023 -
NL
Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

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20 ideas for this year's European Day of Languages

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20 ideas for this year's European Day of Languages

Struggling to find ideas for an event for this year’s European Day of Languages? It can be challenging to organise events that are fun, inclusive, have an educational element and motivate a large number of people. Below are a few ideas to get your creative thoughts flowing, most of which are based on the principle of “starting small to go big”! 20 ideas for activities that can be carried in celebration of this year's EDL.
 
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1404
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223530
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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

last.fm (online streaming music/radio site)

Online streaming and radio site for songs in multiple languages. The site itself is available in 12 languages. Registration required.... view details

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Įrankis „Įsivertink savo kalbos žinias“ padeda nustatyti jau turimų užsienio kalbos žinių lygį, atsižvelgiant į šešis pagrindinius lygmenis, pateikiamus Europos Tarybos „Bendrųjų Europos kalbų metmenyse (CEFR). Įrankis paremtas šių savęs įsivertinimo metmenų principu. Šį irankį parengė Europos Tarybos Europos šiuolaikiniu kalbų centras.
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