The European Union countries celebrate, on the 26th September, the European Day of Languages. But why?
Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.
Are you an eager language learner?
How many foreign languages can you speak?
Go online and check out the Council of Europe's website dedicated to the European Day of Languages: http://edl.ecml.at/
You will find there a lot of information about this day and some games and quizzes about languages.
Test your knowledge of English and see if you can recognise the following accents: