The Council of Europe are inviting everyone to take part in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! The 51 challenges within the handbook encourage learners to go outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities to practice or learn more about a language.
You can choose easy challenges that don’t involve much time – such as “count from 1-10 in 3 different languages within one minute” to ones that are a bit more demanding. There should be something for everyone and you may discover that you actually know more than you think about languages! If you cannot decide which challenge to start with, let chance decide for you by clicking on the website. If you enjoy the challenges so much that you manage to complete 20 or more of them, you can reward yourself with a certificate. If you are willing to show the world your language ability, why not take the 51st challenge “what do you dare to do in a foreign language?”
Learn more about the 2019 European Day of Languages and the associated language challenges here.
About the European Day of Languages (EDL)
Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states and all are encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Therefore, the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe. At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages is celebrated every year with the European Commission.