The first European day of languages was held in 2001 as part of European Year of languages when hundreds of events were organised, reaching millions of people in 45 countries.
Organised jointly by the EU and the Council of Europe, the European day of languages continues that work, to raise public awareness of the languages used in Europe, to promote cultural and linguistic diversity and to encourage people – schoolchildren and adults – to learn languages.
We have been celebrating the European Day of Languages throughout Europe for the past 12 years and Leeds is no exception – we will be holding story times throughout Leeds to explore the richness of a wide range of languages.
Sign up for the 2013 Day of Multilingual Blogging, which this year will be on 15 November. http://euonym.eu/
Last year’s event was covered on Storify, if you’d like to see what it’s all about.
Join the language exchange at the central library in Leeds http://europedirectleeds.org.uk/eu-learning