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26 September: Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us! #coeEDL

26 September 2019

At the 18th edition of the European Day of Languages (EDL), there are lots of exciting activities taking place today all over Europe and indeed cover every continent of the world. Over 1,100 events, involving an estimated 300,000  participants, are currently registered in the online calendar of EDL activities (https://edl.ecml.at/edlevents). 

Below is a small selection of 18 initiatives:

1) Let's Celebrate Languages! (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
Link
Type of event: school project
Target audience: language learners, language teachers, members of migrant communities
Keywords: International Year of Indigenous Languages, UN, EDL t-shirt contest

2) Academic Debate on Multilingualism at the European House (Berlin, Germany)
Link
Type of event: symposium
Target audience: language experts
Keywords: European House Berlin, Multilingualism in Europe, Academic debate

3) EDL Celebrations at Futuraskolan - International School of Stockholm (Sweden)
Link
Type of event: school celebration
Target audience: pupils
Keywords: International School, Multilingualism, Interculturalism

4) European Day of Languages in Sydney (Australia)
Link
Type of event: language day
Target audience: general public
Keywords: EUNIC Australia, Speed learning sessions, Information on language courses

5) Let’s Talk! - Multilingualism Day at the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium)
Link
Type of event: language day
Target audience: students, language experts, students in translation and interpreting
Keywords: European parliament Hemicycle, House of European History, Interpreters and Translators

6) European Day of Languages in Ukraine
Link
Type of event: language day
Target audience: general public
Keywords: European cultural institutes and embassies, Ukrainian sign language, Speak-Dating

7) Krebsomaniacy in a school in Świdnica (Poland)
Link
Type of the event: competition
Target audience: pupils
Keywords: Krebsomaniacy, Polyglot Emil Krebs, Linguistic tasks

8) European Bedtime Stories! - eTwinning Plus Project in France
Link
Type of event: school project
Target audience: general public
Keywords: eTwinning Plus, Bedtime Stories, Linguistic diversity

9) Language festival in Graz (Austria)
Link
Type of event: language day
Target audience: general public
Keywords: ECML, Sprachennetzwerk Graz (Language Network Graz), Language workshops, Language café

10) Celebrating Multilingualism on the European Day of Languages in New York (USA)
Link
Type of event: language day
Target audience: general public
Keywords: European and US models in bilingual education, Mini-language lessons, Panel discussions

11) Primary Language Celebration in Falkirk (United Kingdom)
Link
Type of event: language day
Target audience: young children
Keywords: L2, L3, 1+2 Policy, UN, Article 29/14 of UNCRC

12) Journée européenne des langues à Casablanca (Morocco)
Link
Type of event: language day
Target audience: general public
Keywords: EUNIC Casablanca, Cultural passport, Mini-courses

13) Multilingualism as a Life Task! (Baar, Switzerland)
Link
Type of event: celebration
Target audience: language learners
Keywords: Polyglot author Daniel Krasa, Language and identity, Multilingual apero, Language tandem

14) EDL Junior Speak-Dating in the Czech Republic for the Winners of the “Multilingualism is Treasure” Painting Competition (Prague)
Link
Type of event: celebration
Target audience: pupils, children
Keywords: Multilingualism is Treasure, Painting competition, Junior Speak-Dating

15) Multilingual Scrabble Tournament on Languages in Klaipėda (Lithuania)
Link
Type of event: tournament
Target audience: pupils, young people
Keywords: European Commission Lithuania, Multilingual Scrabble, Tournament

16) Try a New Language! – 20-Minute Language Courses in Dublin (Ireland)
Link
Type of event: language courses
Target audience: general public
Keywords: European Commission Ireland, 20-min courses, Culture Night

17) Talen show voor iedereen: Theatre Show on Languages in Hoogkerk (Netherlands)
Link
Type of event: show/theatre
Target audience: language learners
Keywords: Show, Language learning, Entertainment

18) Languages: a Bridge to a More Sustainable World (Chieti) Italy
Link
Type of event: dissemination of good practice
Target audience: children, language experts, language learners, language teachers
Keywords: Europe Direct, European citizens, Sustainability, Linguistic diversity

 

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