The 26th of September is the European Day of Languages, a day set aside to celebrate all of Europe’s 225 languages and to promote language learning.
Why celebrate European Languages Day?
According to the Council of Europe, the holiday was set up after the “European Year of Languages” campaign in 2001, to promote Europe’s rich linguistic diversity, the need to diversify the range of languages people learn and the need for people to develop some degree of proficiency in two languages or more to be able to play their full part in democratic citizenship in Europe.
“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. Even if you only know a few words of the language of the country that you visit (for example on holiday), this enables you to make new friends and contacts. Learning other peoples' languages is a way of helping us to understand each other better and overcome our cultural differences.”
Celebrate with The Language House!
This year we want to celebrate the European day of Languages in a different way, we have created a challenge in Spanish and French and we dare you to take part in it:
You can download this free resource and the instructions of what to do and don’t forget to keep us posted with your progress.
Contact us if you have any questions :)