European day of languages 2009 / Journée européenne des langues 2009

News summary

A revamped version of the Council of Europe's European Day of Languages website, including a restructured EDL calendar of events, has been launched.

The site now offers more than ever in the way of texts, materials, facts and games related to the linguistic diversity in Europe.

A wide range of EDL promotional materials are available both online and from the National Relays indicated on the site (these include EDL lanyards in different colours, "Talk to me" stickers and "Hello" posters in official/national languages of the Council of Europe 47 member states).

If you are planning an EDL-related event this year please publicise it via the events calendar.

There is something for everyone interested in languages - here are just some of the wealth of features available:

  • a calendar of events promoting the activities taking place in celebration of the EDL all around Europe and beyond;
  • materials on language learning and articles on linguistic diversity;
  • contact websites and addresses to find out more about languages and language learning;
  • ideas for organising an EDL event, examples and a 'submit your ideas' section for getting feedback/partners/guidance;
  • online promotional materials to distribute and access to national relays to order the 'hard copies';
  • videos and audio files, interesting facts, virtual postcards, quizzes, memory games, and other fun activities involving languages.