The European Day of Languages is the 26th of September, as proclaimed by the Council of Europe on the 6th of December 2001. Its aim is to encourage language learning across Europe. Whether as an individual or as a group, within an organization (school or association) or just among friends, people of all ages can get involved in the Day. I am sharing with you some resources that could be helpful in your European language day activities. If you are teaching any Europian language, you will find some interesting resources in this article.
Website dedicated to the European Day of Languages (EDL)
- The EDL website is now available in 25 language versions
Europe in the UK – European Day of Languages
- Many inspirational ideas regarding what to do in classrooms, schools to celebrate the EDL by Europe in the UK website.
BBC supports EDL
- Languages across Europe
- 12 essential holiday phrases in 40 languages
- Teaching and learning French
- Teaching and learning German
- Teaching and learning Spanish
- Teaching and learning Italian
- Children teach you key phrases in a wide range of languages and bit about where that language is spoken
- Languages facts and fun
- Publication designed as Passport to the European Union with illustrated information about Europian countries in PDF or available as a e-book
- TESconnect, resources related to an event
Get inspired by EDL events
Vote for this year’s most innovative event! Voting will be open for one month from 20 September – 20 October, with the winner will be announced in December. List of registered events 2013.
Do you attend? Share your experience with us.
Veronika, trainer, passionate teacher, blogger, member of smartclasscommunity team