Bli med og feir Den europeiske språkdagen!

Europeere i hele Europa, til sammen 800 millioner i Europarådets 47 medlemsland, oppfordres til å lære seg flere språk, uavhengig av alder og uavhengig om de er under utdanning eller ikke. Europarådet er overbevist om at språklig mangfold ikke bare bidrar til økt interkulturell forståelse, men også er en viktig del av kontinentets rike kulturarv, og derfor fremmer rådet flerspråklighet i hele Europa.
På initiativ fra Europarådet i Strasbourg har Den europeiske språkdagen vært markert 26. september hvert år helt siden 2001.


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

EDL T-shirt competition

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

NEW 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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Newest Events

25/9/2020 - 25/9/2020
Vienna Calligraphy Center
1/2/2020 -
30/4/2020 - 2/5/2020
Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL), Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa
28/2/2020 -
Gymnázium, Ostrava-Hrabůvka, příspěvková organizace
12/8/2020 - 14/8/2020
10/1/2020 -
Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School

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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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Your national relay

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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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