There are over 6000 languages spoken in the world. And behind each and every one of them lies a rich and diverse culture. That’s what the European Day of Languages (EDL) aims to celebrate - by showing people across Europe how important languages are, and what fun can be had learning them.
26 September is the all important day. Set up by the Council of Europe, it was first celebrated in 2001 – and it’s getting bigger every year, now with 45 countries involved.
How can I get involved?
Well, any number of ways, really. We’ve plenty of ideas and resources to help you on your way. But how you celebrate the European Day of Languages is really up to you. It’s just about finding a way to get people (in schools, colleges and the wider community) excited about languages. That might be through competitions, events, parties, food markets, plays, dancing... the list is endless.
The European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning.
The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:
1. Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
2. Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
3. Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.
Who is the European Day of Languages for
The Council of Europe is hoping that this Day will be celebrated by both authorities in its member states and potential partners at the following levels:
among policy-makers (specific measures or discussions on language policy issues, for instance)
among the general public (awareness-raising on the overall objectives of the Day, including the importance of lifelong language learning, starting at any age, in educational establishments, at work, e
in the voluntary sector (specific actions by and/or for NGOs, associations, companies, etc).
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Here is the logo of European Day of Languages in 2001. Is holds annually on 26 september to celebrate language and cultural diversity.The Day was first celebrated in 2001, The European year of Language,and involves more people every year !