European Day of Languages
Celebrated on 26 September every year, the European Day of Languages (EDL) is designed to promote the importance of language learning and protecting the linguistic heritage.
The European Union has 24 official languages. These are Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish.
To get your pupils involved in the event, the Global School Alliance has launched a competition ‘For me, learning a language is…’ and are asking students to tell us what learning a language means to them. It is open to schools with students studying a European language worldwide and aims to showcase the magic and importance of language learning.
- Raise awareness of languages and cultural understanding in schools.
- Unleash your students’ imagination and let their voices be heard through presentations, artwork, videos, or any creative submission.
- Embrace diversity and foster a deeper appreciation for different cultures and languages.
- Win amazing prizes to transform global education in your school.
Deadline to enter: 3rd October. Shortlisted schools will be notified by 10th October and the online Awards Ceremony will take place on 17th October to celebrate all of the entries and winners.