- alert the public to the importance of language learning in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding.
- promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe.
- encourage lifelong language learning, both in and out of school.
Celebrate the European Day of Languages!
Did you know that there are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe - roughly 3 per cent of the world's total? Or that while the English language borrowed words and expressions from many other languages in the past, European languages are now borrowing many words from English?