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2024: Languages for Peace

700 miljoni eiropiešu no Eiropas Padomē pārstāvētajām 46 dalībvalstīm tiek mudināti savas dzīves laikā apgūt pēc iespējas vairāk valodu: gan izglītības iestādēs, gan pašmācības ceļā. Eiropas Padome ir pārliecināta, ka daudzvalodība ir līdzeklis labākai starpkultūru sapratnei un tā ir mūsu kontinenta kultūras mantojuma galvenā sastāvdaļa. Tāpēc arī Eiropas Padome iestājas par plurilingvismu Eiropā.
Eiropas Valodu diena ir Eiropas Padomes (Strasbūrā) iniciatīva un kopš 2001. gada tiek svinēta 26. septembrī.

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 Initiative 2024 
Languages for peace

Create a poster illustrating the theme of ‘Languages for Peace'. This can use symbols, quotes and artwork to convey messages of unity and understanding across different languages and actively contribute to the use of languages as a vehicle for reaching across linguistic and cultural divides. Send us a photo or pdf of the poster you produce to be showcased on the EDL website. There will be prizes for the top 5 most creative entries and up to 30 of the posters will proudly be displayed at the premises of the European Centre for Modern Languages!

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Initiative 2024: Languages for peace

Create a poster illustrating the theme of ‘Languages for Peace'. This can use symbols, quotes and artwork to convey messages of unity and understanding across different languages and actively contribute to the use of languages as a vehicle for reaching across linguistic and cultural divides. Send us a photo or pdf of the poster you produce to be showcased on the EDL website. There will be prizes for the top 5 most creative entries and up to 30 of the posters will proudly be displayed at the premises of the European Centre for Modern Languages!

 Initiative 2024 
Most difficult letter/word/phrase to pronounce!

For example, the letter 'Ř' (a ‘raised alveolar non-sonorant trill’!) from Czech is reputed to be one of the most difficult letters to pronounce in the world – except (of course) if you are Czech! Can you come up with something just as difficult to pronounce or even more so – either in your own language or in the one you are learning? If so, send us a short video illustrating this challenging piece of oral dexterity and why it is challenging! We will select a winner of Europe's most difficult utterances to then be featured on the EDL website.

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Initiative: Most difficult letter/word/phrase to pronounce!

For example, the letter 'Ř' (a ‘raised alveolar non-sonorant trill’!) from Czech is reputed to be one of the most difficult letters to pronounce in the world – except (of course) if you are Czech! Can you come up with something just as difficult to pronounce or even more so – either in your own language or in the one you are learning? If so, send us a short video illustrating this challenging piece of oral dexterity and why it is challenging! We will select a winner of Europe's most difficult utterances to then be featured on the EDL website.

Aptauja: What is the best advice you can give someone starting to learn a language?

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Aptauja: What is the best advice you can give someone starting to learn a language?

Integrating at least some of the approaches below can help a learner to become better equipped to achieve fluency and also to enjoy their language learning journey! But which ones would you most recommend? Or can you suggest others that are equally or even more important?
(Izvēlies ne vairāk kā trīs!)

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Eiropas valodu dienas T-kreklu konkurss

Atsūtiet mums savu dizainu/attēlu/grafiku un varbūt ieraudzīsiet to uz oficiālā Eiropas valodu dienas T-krekla! Uzziniet vairāk
Vai arī vienkārši nopērciet oficiālo Eiropas valodu dienas T-kreklu.

New in 2024 

New in 2024 

Gada vārds

Katru gadu valstis visā Eiropā piedalās „Gada vārda” izvēlē. Lūk, vārdi no iepriekšējā gada!

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Gada vārds

Katru gadu valstis visā Eiropā piedalās „Gada vārda” izvēlē. Cilvēki tiek aicināti izvēlēties vienu vārdu vai frāzi, kas atspoguļo gada sociālās, kultūras vai politiskās tendences un notikumus. Gada vārds kalpo kā kolektīvās apziņas un valdošo motīvu simbolisks attēlojums sabiedrībā. Tas uztver laika garu un kļūst par cilvēku kopīgās pieredzes, bažu un vēlmju atspoguļojumu.

Jaunums: Laras nākamais ceļojums – cauri Eiropas reģionālajām un mazākumtautību valodām

Lara dodas jaunā valodas ceļojumā – šajā ceļojumā Lara pēta reģionālo un mazākumtautību valodu valdzinošo pasauli un, būdama zinātkāra, viņa, protams, atklāj daudzus valodas dārgumus!

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Language tree poster

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:

Livet forstås baglæns, men må leves forlæns. Life can only be understood by looking backward; but it must be lived looking forward.

By Søren Kierkegaard


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Multilingvālā joku supergrāmata

Cik valodās var kādam likt smieties? Pēc ārkārtīgi stingra atlases procesa (iesaistot žūrijā tos, kurus nav viegli sasmīdināt!) mēs svinīgi iepazīstinām ar šīs iniciatīvas 2022. gada rezultātiem. Pēc smaga un cītīga darba mēs no vairāk nekā 700 iesniegtajiem jokiem (ne visi ir publicējami!), esam atlasījuši „Créme de la crème” jeb pašus labākos multinlingvālo joku darbus.

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„Laipni aicinām arī turpmāk iesniegt jaunus un vēl smieklīgākus jokus ar daudzvalodu elementiem 2. sējumam!View page


Myth or fact?

1. My mother tongue is all I need.

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

Myth   Fact
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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.

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

Myth   Fact
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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.

Myth   Fact
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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.

Myth   Fact


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 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

Jautājumi, kurus tu nekad neuzdrīkstējies uzdot par valodām

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).

Jautājumi, kurus tu nekad neuzdrīkstējies uzdot par valodām

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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Vai tu esi valodas detektīvs?

Vai vari atpazīt visas spēlē lietotās valodas?

Vai tu esi valodas detektīvs?

Vai vari atpazīt visas spēlē lietotās valodas?

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Slepenā aģenta valodu Izaicinājumu Aplikācija  2023 

Tu vari sacensties ar draugiem izaicinājumu paveikšanā, nosakot valstis un valodas, un piedaloties viktorīnās. Izaicinājumi sākas no vieglākiem, piemēram, noskaitīt no 1-10 trīs dažādās valodās minūtes laikā, līdz daudz sarežģītākiem, piemēram, “kopā ar draugu uzrakstiet vārdus dziesmai svešvalodā”. Tu vari sacensties ar draugiem izaicinājumu paveikšanā, nosakot valstis un valodas, un piedaloties viktorīnās. Izaicinājumi sākas no vieglākiem, piemēram, noskaitīt no 1-10 trīs dažādās valodās minūtes laikā, līdz daudz sarežģītākiem, piemēram, “kopā ar draugu uzrakstiet vārdus dziesmai svešvalodā”.

Slepenā aģenta valodu Izaicinājumu Aplikācija  2023 

Šajā aplikācijā iekļautie izaicinājumi un viktorīnas iedrošina studentus – nākotnes starptautiskos aģentus – izmantot plašās pieejamās iespējas praktizēt un mācīties citu valodu ārpus ierastā klases mācību konteksta. Pabeidzot dažādus līmeņus, tu no zema līmeņa aģenta apmācībā vari kļūt par galveno slepeno aģentu.
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Jaunākie notikumi

26/9/2024 - 26/9/2024
RS
Miloje Ciplic Primary School
22/9/2024 - 27/9/2024
FR
Lycée Saint Michel
16/9/2024 - 28/6/2024
RS
Ivo Andric Primary School
15/9/2024 - 20/9/2024
CZ
ZŠ Hornická, Hlučín
26/9/2024 -
RS
Osnovna skola "Sveta Mihajlovic"
26/9/2024 - 26/6/2024
NL
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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.
 
Statistics for 2024 

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12
countries

6731
participants

 

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