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.

Join the @Leargas Strategic Initiatives @EPALE_IE Team and work on sharing the benefits of @EPALE_EU with Irish adult educators. Deadline for applications is 28/01/20. Find out more at: leargas.ie/jobs/

Twitter Media

Join our Team! @Leargas is recruiting an adult education officer for @EPALE_IE 👨‍💻👩‍💻 Application form & deadline ➡️ bit.ly/38oXg6V @graduate_ie @aontas @SOLASFET @accsirl @EdPosts @nalaireland #jobfairy 1 #jobfairy Retweeted by Léargas

Our Creative Media students are heading to Finland this weekend to start their work placement. Thanks to @Leargas and @Erasmus_Project for funding and facilitating this wonderful learning experience. Retweeted by Léargas

Delighted to have received funding for our ErasmusPlus project. Cheers @Leargas and @EUErasmusPlus😃 Retweeted by Léargas

First day of the Erasmus+ KA2 "Way Back to School" teacher training event in Croatia. Teachers and students from Cork ETB participating. @stjohnscentral1 @DenisLeamy @CorkETB @leargas @Hasanfatma09 Retweeted by Léargas

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.
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LéargasTuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 3:49am
“I suppose the greatest evaluation for us is seeing the children themselves...how they bring what they learn from the programme into their everyday interactions with each other. They will try to solve problems in the yard; there is less exclusion.” - Rachel Burke, Deputy Principal, Kildare Town Educate Together School.

Read about how Kildare Town Educate Together School used #ErasmusPlus KA2 funding to foster inclusion in their school through their 'Grow from Seeds' project:

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/making-outsiders-feel-at-home-is-child-s-play-1.4139349
Léargas
LéargasSaturday, January 18th, 2020 at 10:45pm
⚽Sport plays an important role in our societies. It can be a very powerful tool for education & fighting discrimination when working with young. This training course will explore the different possibilities of sport as a tool for education & inclusion.🏸
https://bit.ly/2PPxPDW
Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 10:15pm
Did you know you can organise international volunteering projects for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what the European Solidarity Corps can do for you and the young people you work with.
▶️ https://bit.ly/2Z1eeoC
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LéargasFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 1:07am
Teachers, celebrate language diversity in Europe and win prizes for your school with #EDLComp19! Register a language-themed project on etwinning.net by 31 January to enter. Full details here: http://bit.ly/edlcomp19
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Léargas updated their cover photo.Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 3:12am