European Day of Languages 2023: celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity

Novaschool Sunland International celebrates the European Day of Languages: a Day to highlight Europe’s linguistic and cultural diversity.

Convinced that linguistic diversity is a key tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes multilingualism throughout Europe.

Its main objective is to promote language learning throughout Europe in people of any age, both in young people, through adults and ending in the elderly. EDL is also an opportunity to celebrate all of Europe’s languages, including minority languages and the languages of migrants.

Every year since 2001, the MFL Department of our British school organises lots of different educational activities in order to rejoice the wealth of languages coexisting in Europe and beyond.

The European Day of Languages’ aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of language learning to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding.
  • Promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe.
  • Encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school.

“The European Day of Languages reminds us that learning a language is a step towards openness and respect for other cultures,”

“Everybody deserves the chance to benefit from the cultural and economic advantages language skills can bring. Learning languages also helps to develop tolerance and understanding between people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds,”

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić.

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