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European Day of Languages-2018

Have you ever experienced how amazingly and enjoyable it is to lean a new language and explore a new foreign culture? Have you ever tried to join a group or start a work. However, “lack of language competence” hinders you! If your answer was YES, English is no longer efficient enough to fulfill your unquenched passion. In this regard, the European council sought for delivering one united message to all the European countries emphasising that “language learning is a right for "EVERYONE”.

It initiated The European Day of Languages and started to be celebrated annually on the 26th of September since 2001 in an attempt to promote the intercultural understanding and enhance the cultural heritage. 

This event is occupied to help millions of people from more than 45 countries to overcome any cultural barriers. Accordingly, many fun games and workshops are organized spotting light upon the idea of language learning and celebrating the linguistic diversity within Europe. Members of states, governmental and non-profit organisations as well as schools take part in this day through posting a video or record showing your cultural heritage via the spoken language. 

Here are some interesting facts about languages: 

  1. Half of the world’s population are bilingual or plurilingual speakers 
  2. Asia and Africa include most of the world’s languages. 
  3. Bilingual speakers think faster and more efficiently as well as they build easily relationships with others. 
  4. Language is an indispensable circle; it is like being one family and each language is served as a member. 
  5. Most of the European languages are included under three major languages: German, Romance & Slavic languages. 
  6. Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian are stemmed from Romance languages. 
  7. Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, German, Dutch, English and Yiddish belongs to Germanic language root. 
  8. Europe is a multilingual continent because of the influx of the migrants. 

 

European Day of Languages-2018