About

About

The European Day of Languages (EDL) is 26 September every year. It is a day to celebrate the diversity of languages across Europe and is a chance for schools and all organisations to:

  • alert the public to the importance of language learning
  • increase awareness and appreciation of all the languages spoken in Europe
  • encourage lifelong language learning.

EDL is an initiative of the Council of Europe and began in 2001. Find information, resources and interactive games on the European Day of Languages website.

Resources

Are you a teacher and do you want to help your students celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September?  Whether you teach in a primary or a post-primary school, you may have students who speak different mother tongues. You may want to help them celebrate their linguistic heritage, or encourage your students to see the beauty of a multilingual society.  No matter your students’ age and background, languages are there to be spoken and we are here to help you celebrate them!

Each year we supply resources to help teachers and others celebrate the day. We will have a link to request materials later in 2020. The EDL website also has a range of interactive games and resources available for language teachers and learners.

Competition

Every year Léargas hold an annual competition to promote language learning. Check our competitions page to see what we’ve done in previous years and to check for updates for this year.

Benefits

The European Day of Languages is a perfect way for teachers or learners of ANY language to celebrate language learning and language diversity. Language learning brings benefits to young and old: you are never too old to learn a language and to enjoy the opportunities it opens up! Knowing even a few words of another language can help us to understand and appreciate other cultures and their differences.

This is a seminar for new & intermediate eTwinning teachers. It will consist of themed talks & workshops delivered by experienced eTwinning experts. It'll also be an opportunity to collaborate with eTwinning teachers from across Europe. Find out more ➡️ bit.ly/3bBbBj2

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Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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If you are planning your #ErasmusPlus #Youth or #EUSolidarityCorps project don't miss our upcoming Project Lab happening in Dublin on 19 March: http://bit.ly/ProjectLabMarch
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Are you preparing an Exchange of Practice or Youth Initiative #ErasmusPlus KA2 Strategic Partnership application under the April 2020 deadline? Book your place for our Application Workshop on 27 February here: http://bit.ly/YouthKA2ApplicationWorkshop
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LéargasTuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 11:00pm
If you are planning your #ErasmusPlus #Youth or #EUSolidarityCorps project don't miss our upcoming Project Lab happening in Dublin on 19 March: http://bit.ly/ProjectLabMarch
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LéargasTuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 5:02am
Are you preparing an Exchange of Practice or Youth Initiative #ErasmusPlus KA2 Strategic Partnership application under the April 2020 deadline? Book your place for our Application Workshop on 27 February here: http://bit.ly/YouthKA2ApplicationWorkshop
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LéargasMonday, February 17th, 2020 at 9:40pm
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This training course aims to contribute to the development of digital youth work in Europe by encouraging and helping youth organisations innovate their youth work services and add a digital dimension to them.
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