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?  Then register your interest to receive EDL materials such as pencils, stickers etc.  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!

And remember, 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.

Close to Dundalk? Interested in organising a youth exchange? Perhaps you want to send your youth workers to professional training abroad? Don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop on 04 September! Register now at: bit.ly/YouthApplicati…

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This seminar is a three-day event aiming to develop viable cross-sectoral Strategic Partnerships under Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth. For more information ➡️ bit.ly/2oRiViS

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This seminar is mainly targeted at school leaders and teachers of pupils aged between 6 and 16 that are interested in the themes of Inclusion and creativity. For more information ➡️ bit.ly/2oRiViS

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Close to Dundalk? Interested in organising a youth exchange? Perhaps you want to send your youth workers to professional training abroad? Don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop on 04 September! Register now at: bit.ly/YouthApplicati…

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⚡️Youth Workers ⚡️ YOCOMO 3 intends to create a space for you, as a youth worker, to reflect and exchange on your practice using the ETS competence model for youth workers. Find out more ➡️ bit.ly/2ta4HfJ

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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
LéargasMonday, August 19th, 2019 at 4:01am
Close to Dundalk? Interested in organising a youth exchange? Perhaps you want to send your youth workers to professional training abroad? Don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop on 04 September! Register now at: http://bit.ly/YouthApplicationWorkshopDundalk
Léargas
LéargasSunday, August 18th, 2019 at 8:15pm
This seminar is mainly targeted at school leaders and teachers of pupils aged between 6 and 16 that are interested in the themes of Inclusion and creativity.

For more information ➡️ https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
Léargas
LéargasSunday, August 18th, 2019 at 8:15pm
This seminar is a three-day event aiming to develop viable
cross-sectoral Strategic Partnerships under Key Action 2 –
Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth.

For more information ➡️ https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
Léargas
LéargasSaturday, August 17th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Close to Dundalk? Interested in organising a youth exchange? Perhaps you want to send your youth workers to professional training abroad? Don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop on 04 September! Register now at: http://bit.ly/YouthApplicationWorkshopDundalk
Léargas
LéargasFriday, August 16th, 2019 at 9:00pm
⚡️Youth Workers ⚡️
YOCOMO 3 intends to create a space for you, as a youth worker, to reflect and exchange on your practice using the ETS competence model for youth workers.

Find out more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ