Bli med og feir Den europeiske språkdagen!

European Day of Languages 2021: 20 years celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity

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.

New in 2021 

Lara's language journey across Europe


Poster "20 things you might not know about Europe's languages"

20 event suggestions involving social distancing



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The secret agent’s language challenges app  2021 

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. You can compete with friends in achieving challenges, identifying countries and languages and completing quizzes. The challenges go from the easy, such as, “count from 1-10 in 3 different languages within one minute” to ones that are a bit more demanding, “together with a friend, write the words to a song/rap in a foreign language.

The secret agent’s language challenges app  2021 

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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Word of the day

Leiliviskaja
Estisk A person who throws water on hot rocks to make steam in a sauna.
Year: 2021

Activities

EDL's 20th Anniversary Great Bake-Off

This year, the European Day of Languages celebrates its 20th anniversary. And in order to share this special moment with all of you, we invite you to participate in our Great Bake-Off challenge! Will the recipe for your birthday dessert be one of the 20 chosen ones?

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EDL's international happy birthday video 

At the European Centre for Modern Languages we are very excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages. To commemorate this very special day, why not add your voice in wishing "Happy Birthday!" in as many languages as you/your family/ friends/ schoolmates/ fellow students/ colleagues can manage in this 20 second challenge? We are very grateful for your help in turning this occasion into the most multilingual birthday ever!

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EDL T-shirt competition


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

Poll: Most effective methods for learning a foreign language

What are the most effective methods you have used for learning a foreign language - in addition to formal education at school/university (choose a maximum of 3)? If it was none of these – let us know your suggestions!

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Poll: Most effective methods for learning a foreign language

What are the most effective methods you have used for learning a foreign language - in addition to formal education at school/university (choose a maximum of 3)? If it was none of these – let us know your suggestions!
 
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Hvilket språk er det?

Vi har alle vært i en situasjon der vi hører to mennesker snakke sammen på et fremmed språk, på en buss, en kafé eller ute på gaten, og vi lurer på hvilket språk det er. La oss øve litt her, så vil du lett gjenkjenne språket neste gang det skjer.
 
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Newest Events

20/9/2021 - 27/9/2021
RO
Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Cluj
22/9/2021 - 24/9/2021
RO
Colegiul de Artă „Ciprian Porumbescu” Suceava
27/9/2021 - 28/9/2021
ES
IES Serpis
27/9/2021 - 30/9/2021
RU
State Secondary School №574 of Nevskiy District
23/9/2021 - 24/9/2021
RO
Colegiul de Artă ,,Ciprian Porumbescu''
20/9/2021 - 24/9/2021
RO
Liceul de Arte "Ionel Perlea"

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662 41 146680
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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

Youglish ( Pronunciation tool)

Youglish is an online tool designed to help its users improve their pronunciation in their target language (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese). Simply enter the word or ph... view details

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EDLs språkutfordring

  
De 51 utfordringene i håndboken oppmuntrer den som lærer språk, til å bevege seg litt ut av komfortsonen og benytte de utallige mulighetene som finnes til å øve på eller lære mer om et språk utenfor undervisningssituasjonen. Fine ut mer


Did you know that...

The European Day of Languages is being supported and coordinated by the European Centre 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, 27 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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