Each year, on 26 September, the European Day of Languages is celebrated by the Council of Europe and thousands of citizens from across Europe and around the world. It is a day when we celebrate the rich mosaic of different languages that coexist in all our countries, both from Europe and other regions of the world. Languages evolve constantly and are strengthened by borrowing from other languages, which contributes to and enriches our linguistic and cultural heritage.
The European Day of Languages is a great opportunity to view the school and the surrounding city as a place where people from diverse backgrounds meet, live and interact and where languages flourish. For teachers of languages or of other subjects, the Day offers multiple possibilities: the opportunity to learn about other cultures, traditions and languages which are not normally presented in the classroom; the opportunity to promote the pupils’ creative talents by putting on sketches illustrating the languages they can speak, set up language cafes, highlight all the languages spoken in the school.
The specific aims of the Day are to:
- alert the public to the importance of language learning in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
- promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe;
- encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school
Join us on Saturday, September 26 at 5pm for a fun afternoon celebrating EDL with songs, quiz games and many other activities to celebrate linguistic diversity in Europe and promote language learning.
EVERYONE can get involved in some way in the European Day of Languages!