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European Day of Languages

The general goal of the Council of Europe and the European Union when creating the European Day of Languages was to:

  1. Alert the public of the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;

  2. Promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;

  3. Encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.

Consider celebrating with your class, and use this opportunity to raise the profile of languages in your school!

There are 24 official languages spoken across all of Europe!

Want to learn more?
Take the “Which language is it?” quiz!

Earlier Event: September 23
First Day of Fall
Later Event: September 27
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