The European Day of Languages has been celebrated on 26 September every year since 2001. It was started by the Council of Europe after a successful European Year of Languages. You can more about the day at http://edl.ecml.at. The following is a quote from that website:
Following the success of the Year the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year. 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.
We would like to share the love of language learning and celebrate linguistic diversity by publishing posts in different languages on this blog towards the end September. If you would like your article (approx. 300-500 words) about learning languages published here, please get in touch: