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.

Find out more and register to join the project.

How to enter

It’s time for your language students to get create creative!

Teachers can enter an individual student or group from the school –  specifying the age group of either primary or secondary. Depending on the age group, pupils can submit presentations, videos, drawings, photos, short articles etc.
Entries must be submitted by a teacher on the Global School Alliance platform.

How to submit entry

  1. Register via the form on this page.
  2. Check your email with the information to access the project space.
  3. Navigate to ‘Documents’ and upload the submission to Primary/Secondary folder.

How the competition will be judged

The winners will be picked by a panel of three judges who will be looking for:

a) creativity b) presentation and c) language used

What are the prizes?

1st Place (Primary) – Digital School Partnership & £50 Amazon Voucher

1st Place (Secondary) – Digital School Partnership & £50 Amazon Voucher

2nd Place (Primary) – £25 Amazon Voucher

2nd Place (Secondary) – £25 Amazon Voucher

Who can enter

The competition is open to Primary and Secondary age groups.

Please refer to ‘How to Enter‘ for further guidance.

When is the deadline?

3rd October 2023.

Register to Join