Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us!

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member  states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe. 


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What is the European Day of Languages?
• Why a European Day of Languages?

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Language Trivia

Interesting facts about languages 
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Language Quiz

Test your knowledge about the languages
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Sign Language Game

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On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. National authorities and the various partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate "National Relay Persons" for the day.


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2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage

The cultural heritage of the European Union is a rich and diverse mosaic of cultural and creative expressions, our inheritance from previous generations of Europeans and our legacy for those to come.
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Newest Events

ca 19/9/2018 - 26/9/2018
Language classes: Father Henry Carr Secondary School
ca 24/9/2018 - 28/9/2018
School project: North Toronto C.I.
it 1/9/2018 - 31/10/2018
Workshop: Centro Nazionale Studi Fanzine
es 1/1/2018 - 27/12/2018
Web Activity: Online
pl 25/9/2018 - 28/9/2018
Language festival: Krzymów