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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

European Day of Languages - 26th September 2012

West Midlands

European Day of Languages takes place every year on 26th September. Many schools have their own activities to celebrate languages in Europe and the World and to recognise and celebrate the many languages spoken in our own communities. Ideas we've come across at schools in the West Midlands include themed food in the canteen, foreign language labels around the school, teachers taking the register in a different language every day and some even teach subjects such as Maths or Geography in a different language. It can be wonderful exercise to find out how many different languages are spoken in your school amongst pupils and staff - you might be surprised!


We are able to offer support for your EDL events, we can send along a student ambassador to talk about their experiences with languages or native speakers who can teach taster classes in new, often lesser taught, languages. This year we are also holding a new competition for EDL. For more information on what we can do to help your EDL celebrations, see our Events page.


For even more ideas and fun games, the Council for Europe have set up a website with lots of fun facts, games and activities. To find out more visit