The European Day of Languages (EDL) is on 26th September, when communities across Europe celebrate different languages from around the world. It is all about finding ways to get people in schools, colleges and the wider community excited about languages. How you celebrate is up to you!
Ideas for your school
SCILT have put together lots of ideas for ways in which schools could celebrate EDL. We grouped our favourite ideas (with supporting resources) for primary and secondary, both by level and by the amount of time needed to prepare:
EDL Primary Ideas
EDL Secondary Ideas
To find out how schools in Scotland have celebrated EDL in the past visit SCILT's EDL blogs:
Email our Information Officer with details of how your school is celebrating this year and we'll include it in our EDL blog for 2013.
Materials available to schools to use to celebrate EDL 2013
European Day of Languages in promoted in Scotland by SCILT, and this year we will be distributing materials to schools across Scotland which can be used to celebrate EDL 2013:
Please be aware demand for EDL materials has been so high that pens and lanyards are now out of stock and we are unable to source further supplies. There are still plenty of EDL stickers and posters. If you would like these please contact us.
Schools organising events to celebrate EDL 2013 are invited to upload details of their event to the EDL events calendar, a Europe-wide calendar hosted by ECML. There will be a prize for the most innovative event.