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.

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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.
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After 11 months of dedication Vanessa recently finished her European Solidarity Corps volunteer placement with our Cloverhill Family service in Belfast. Read Vanessa's story here:

"The service users are the most amazing Mothers and have the most energetic and lovely kids. I learned so many things about life especially from the families as their histories sometimes are quite hard.

"This year was the best of my life so far. Not only did I meet the most amazing friends here, but I also learned a lot from working at the hostel. The activities every week would mainly be a lot of arts and crafts and play sessions for the kids. I also tried to incorporate some sensory plays as well. At least once a week we would all cook and eat together and learn new fun recipes.

"In the afternoon there was a homework club for the school kids and after school activities whenever they were finished. When the weather allowed it, we went to the park and had some fun games and lunch there.

"This year taught me to be more independent and come more out of myself and appreciate the smaller things in life. I will miss this place a lot and it will always be my second home. Everybody I’ve met here will always have a big place in my heart and I will never forget the beautiful times we’ve had together."

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