More than words: Celebrate the European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages 2011 / Journée européenne des langues 2011

It’s not just the English language. It’s your mother tongue, too.

It’s about lifelong learning. About mobilty and freedom. About increasing job opportunities. About pleasure. About sharing. About ‘liking’ across cultures.

It’s about a slightly difficult word that’s rather easy to adopt: plurilingualism. About preserving and adding to the richness and diversity of the linguistic and cultural environment of Europe.

There are over 200 European languages and many more spoken by citizens whose family origin is from other continents.

Why join the celebrations?

Because a language should never be a barrier. Because open minds on learning other languages keep our windows open to the ever changing word.

Language skills are a necessity and a right for EVERYONE. 

Quite a number of teachers in Serbia have started to organize special school projects, contests, exhibitions. There are also some public events, such as the “Speak European!’ in Novi Sad on 24 September and in Belgrade on 26 September, displaying the accomplishments of several language schools and state schools.

So what are your plans?


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