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 (EDL) on 26 September?  Whether you teach in a primary or a post-primary school, you may have students who speak different mother tongues and you want to help them celebrate their linguistic heritage, or perhaps you want to 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. This year, we have had great demand for our resources and unfortunately we are now out of supplies. But visit the EDL website for 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.

Have you been involved in a successful project that aimed to improve or introduce innovation in workplace learning? #EPALE invites you to share your good practice examples on 13 November. For more information visit: bit.ly/EPALEWorkPlace…

Twitter Media

A mind needs mobility like a room needs ventilation: ideas and beliefs can grow stale without fresh stimuli! Luckily there’s plenty of @EUErasmusPlus funding opportunities for #schools and #teachers. Join this course to learn more: bit.ly/ErasmusFunding… #ErasmusFunding Retweeted by Léargas

A successful evening at the #EUVocationalSkills Awards 🏆 Congratulations to @LimerickStrand, @LimClareETB and Tom Flavin on winning the SME Apprenticeship Award #DiscoverYourTalent #ThisIsFET Retweeted by Léargas

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Léargas

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.
Léargas
LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 11:20pm
This is a contact making seminar for organisations and schools interested in developing strategic partnerships supporting innovation under Key Action 2 in the Schools field. The training will provide an opportunity for potential partners to meet, develop the participants understanding of how to design good quality project proposals and share experience of international Schools projects.
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Léargas
LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 9:10pm
Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care is one of the major priorities within the Erasmus+ strategic partnership action. This contact seminar aims at producing project ideas and project proposals for strategic partnerships in the school field. During this two-day seminar, participants will have the chance to network, learn, share ideas and practices from European colleagues and to set up a proposal for partnership.

For more information and to apply ▶️ http://bit.ly/2ySQBRV
Léargas
LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:01am
Have you been involved in a successful project that aimed to improve or introduce innovation in workplace learning? #EPALE invites you to share your good practice examples on 13 November. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/EPALEWorkPlaceLearning
Léargas
LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 12:08am
This seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The seminar is mainly targeted at teachers, leaders and others working with children in pre-primary and lower primary school (age 1-9), who are interested in learning more about innovative use of ICT among the youngest children in education.
Find out more and apply ➡️ http://bit.ly/2ySQBRV
Léargas
Léargas shared a post.Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 11:34pm
GTI took part in the 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗧𝗼 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲 event today in Westside Library, highlighting the opportunities for young people working, studying and volunteering in Europe, also sharing examples of the positive benefits of Erasmus+ projects currently on offer to GTI learners. Many thanks to Eurodesk Ireland for organising this insightful event. #Erasmusplus #GRETB #ThisIsFET #FutureFET #FETInternational #EUandMe #Leargas #TimeToMove #Galway #Progression #ETBI #discoveryourtalent #EUVocationalSkills 🤝🇪🇺🛫👩‍🎓