The European Day of Languages, 26th September

European Day of Languages 2011

The European Day of Languages is a time to celebrate the 6,000+ languages spoken around the world, promote language learning and have some multilingual fun!

Who can participate and how?

Free materials from the Council of Europe

Download and print or save posters, EDL logo, stickers and lanyards

Signpost © -

Be inspired by last year’s LAFTAs competition by watching some of the winning clips on You Tube

Find out more from the Council of Europe, the European Commission and CILT

** Go on - get involved! **

Useful links and ideas:

From the BBC

Languages across Europe - find out where different languages are spoken

'Guides to' series - get a flavour of how these languages sound: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Quick Fix - essential, downloadable phrases with audio in 40 languages

Don't try this Abroad! - learn from other peoples' language mistakes with these videos

BBC Schools - learning resources for kids at home and at school

Elsewhere on the web

The Council of Europe's EDL events calendar


Get It Right Abroad

French Steps

French Steps

Get to grips with French in 12 weeks

Mi Vida Loca

Mi Vida Loca

Bafta-winning Spanish for Beginners' course

Talk German

Talk German

All-in-one beginners' course with refreshed video content

Italian Steps

Italian Steps

Master the basics in 12 weeks

Talk Greek

Talk Greek

Gentle introduction to basic Greek in 10 parts

Turkish Quick Fix

Quick Fix

Download 12 key Turkish phrases

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