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Happy European Day of Languages!

Celebrate linguistic diversity in Europe and promote language learning

  • September 26, 2018 09:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: Council of Europe

The Council of Europe's initiative, the European Day of Languages, has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September. The European Day of Languages, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:

  • Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
  • Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
  • 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.  

Source: European Commission

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