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 challenge

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

Or simply buy the official EDL T-shirt.


Newest Events

25/9/2019 - 26/9/2019
26/9/2019 - 26/9/2019
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
23/9/2019 - 23/9/2019
26/9/2019 - 10/10/2019
26/9/2019 - 26/9/2019
Campus Hybernska
26/9/2019 - 26/9/2019
Eskual Etxea

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2018's 'most innovative event' is “The doorway to the world” from Poland!

The event received 810 votes and was organised by Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 w Żarach.
Congratulations to the winners!
We were most impressed by the creativity and great effort which went into organising the events submitted. 
We would like to thank all organisers of events as well as congratulating those who received the most votes in their country!

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.

Språkfakta og språkmoro

NEW Place names

Why does a city, town or region have its particular name? Discover some of the fascinating origins of place names in Europe.

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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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2019 - International Year of Indigenous Languages

Languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repository for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory. But despite their immense value, languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate.With this in mind, the United Nations declared 2019 The Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) in order to raise awareness of them, not only to benefit the people who speak these languages, but also for others to appreciate the important contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity. More information