The European Day of Languages (EDL), held on 26 September every year, celebrates the diversity of languages across Europe. It’s a chance for schools and all organisations to:
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.
Promotional materials and competition
Every year Léargas distributes posters and other items to promote and celebrate the day. These are always popular, so contact us early to request your supply! We also hold an annual competition for language learners and teachers, where schools can win a class trip to a European country. The EDL website has a range of interactive games and resources available for language teachers and learners.
UPDATE! Due to popular demand we have run out of promotional packs.
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.
Congratulations to all winners! We are also very proud that @EurodeskIreland multiplier @ywitipp received a Honorable Mention for their #TTM2017 event! Well done to @PaulineTRYS & @ywitipp team! @Leargas @ywirl @NCGEGuidance @SpunOut @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @nycinews @DCYAPress https://t.co/mezQNe64Vb— Eurodesk Ireland (@EurodeskIreland) April 19, 2018
Congratulations to Leon, who is travelling to Poland in today to undertake an Erasmus+ programme. He is the first person to have engaged with homeless services to take part in such a programme.— Peter McVerry Trust (@PMVTrust) April 18, 2018
Everyone at Peter McVerry Trust is very proud of Leon. https://t.co/luopFWJX71 pic.twitter.com/vAEnhwl9rG
*Cross-border peace seminar: Friday 20th April* This event will introduce participants to the EPALE website which was set up by the EU to share good practice across Europe and help build transnational relations. For more information and to register visit: eventbrite.ie/e/supporting-y… Retweeted by Léargas
@cbiggerpicture @languages_ie @OVFLanguages @PDST_MFL Hi @cbiggerpicture, the Léargas award is for Republic of Ireland initiatives only but the European Language Label takes place across Europe. Unfortunately it seems the UK is not participating right now but you can see the list at ec.europa.eu/education/info…
@Davismallow @sportdaviscol proudly displaying our @EUErasmusPlus #flag with arrived in the morning Thank you for all the support and help @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @dublin_anne @lourennemo @lourennemo @eTwinningEurope @SeanKellyMEP pic.twitter.com/Umr1IVMOFe— Ronan O' Sullivan (@Sullyincork) April 12, 2018