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26 September - European Day of Languages

26 September - European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages is 26 September, as proclaimed by the Council of Europe on 6 December 2001, at the end of the European Year of Languages (2001), which had been jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union.

Its aim is to encourage language learning across Europe.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are to:

- alert the public to the importance of language learning and diversify the range of languages learned 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.

In keeping with these rules, people, young and old, are encouraged to take up a language, or take special pride in their existing language skills. Also, those responsible for providing access to language learning are encouraged to make it easier for people to learn a range of languages, and to support policy initiatives to promote languages. There is also emphasis on learning a language other than English.

On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe, including happenings for children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences.

HAPPY DAY OF LANGUAGES AND ENJOY YOUR LANGUAGE LEARNING!

And this is the official logo of the European Day of Languages:

 

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Day_of_Languages

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/mfl/index.php?category_id=76&s=!B121cf29d70ec8a3d54a33343010cc2

Official website of the event:

http://edl.ecml.at/Home/tabid/1455/language/en-GB/Default.aspx


2012-09-26 (Read 5630 times. )