Tuesday, 1 July 2008

The European Day of Languages (EDL), a Council of Europe initiative, is held annually on the 26 September to celebrate language and cultural diversity. The Day was first celebrated in 2001, the European Year of Languages and involves more people every year. The aims of the EDL are to

  • To alert the public to the importance of language learning

  • To increase awareness and appreciation of all languages

  • To encourage lifelong language learning

Resources, including posters, quizzes, activities can be obtained from the Council of Europe link (above) or from the CILT webpage for the EDL by clicking here: http://www.cilt.org.uk/edl/.