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Save the date: Celebrating the European Day of Languages on the 26th September!

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It has been declared the European Day of Languages to be celebrated the 26th of September.

Here is an extract from the decision of the committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe:

“…the Committee of Ministers decided to declare a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th September each year. The Committee recommended that the Day be organised in a decentralised and flexible manner according to the wishes and resources of member states, which would thus enable them to better define their own approaches, and that the Council of Europe propose a common theme each year. The Committee of Ministers invites the European Union to join the Council of Europe in this initiative. It is to be hoped that the Day will be celebrated with the co-operation of all relevant partners.”

Decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (776th meeting – 6 December 2001)
“Language skills are a necessity and a right for EVERYONE” – that is one of the main message of the European Day of Languages.

The overall objectives of the European Day of Languages are to raise awareness of:

  • Europe’s rich linguistic diversity, which must be preserved and enhanced;
  • the need to diversify the range of languages people learn (to include less widely used languages), which results in plurilingualism;
  • the need for people to develop some degree of proficiency in two languages or more to be able to play their full part in democratic citizenship in Europe.

Find a related event to the European Day of Languages near you, here.

Source: European Day of Languages, EDL http://edl.ecml.at/

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

September 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm

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