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.

If you are planning your #EUSolidarityCorps project application, don't miss our upcoming Application Workshops on 07 & 08 January in Dublin and Athlone. Our team will be on hand to explain what's involved and support you in your application. Sign up at: bit.ly/LeargasApplica…

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We are hosting an #ErasmusPlus Application Workshop for schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February 2020 deadline. It will take place on 11 January in Dublin West Education Centre and focuses on KA1 School Staff mobility projects: bit.ly/SchoolStaffMob…

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Join us in Dublin on 13 January and prepare your #ErasmusPlus Youth application! If you're planning a Youth Exchange, Youth Worker Mobility or Support for Policy Reform project this workshop is for you. Register now at: bit.ly/YouthApplicati…

We are hosting an #ErasmusPlus Application Workshop in Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre for schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February deadline. It will take place on 15 January and focus on KA1 School Staff mobility projects: bit.ly/SchoolStaffMob…

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Are you based near Sligo? Are you planning an #ErasmusPlus youth exchange, youth worker mobility or structured dialogue project? Don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop in Sligo on 15 January: bit.ly/YouthApplicati…

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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
LéargasFriday, December 13th, 2019 at 11:00pm
If you are planning your #EUSolidarityCorps project application, don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop on 07 January in Dublin. Our team will be on hand to explain what's involved and support you in your application. Sign up at: http://bit.ly/EUSolidarityApply
Léargas
LéargasFriday, December 13th, 2019 at 8:01am
We are hosting an #ErasmusPlus Application Workshop for schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February 2020 deadline. It will take place on 11 January in Dublin West Education Centre and focuses on KA1 School Staff mobility projects: http://bit.ly/SchoolStaffMobility2020
Léargas
LéargasFriday, December 13th, 2019 at 4:57am
Join us in Dublin on 13 January and prepare your #ErasmusPlus Youth application! If you're planning a Youth Exchange, Youth Worker Mobility or Support for Policy Reform project this workshop is for you. Register now at: http://bit.ly/YouthApplicationWorkshop
Léargas
Léargas
LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:45pm
This conference will highlight successful project designs and successful mobility schemes for short term group mobility and long term individual mobilities for pupils from the Erasmus+ programme. It will also address blended mobility combining virtual and real mobility via the eTwinning platform. With the support of experts from the field, conference participants will reflect on ways to include more pupils from more diverse backgrounds into mobility projects.

For more information and to apply ▶️ https://bit.ly/2OXmWkj
Léargas
LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:31pm
This training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organisations that actively participate in the volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

For more information and to apply https://bit.ly/2Ee6Ooj