The European Day of Languages is an initiative of the Council of Europe to achieve greater intercultural understanding and improve plurilingualism through linguistic diversity. It has been celebrated annually on 26th September since its declaration in 2001. We celebrated the European Day of Languages in 2021 for the first time online given the pandemic situation prevailing at the time. Continuing the momentum, this year too, we will be celebration it on 26th September at the Goethe-Institut. Save the date to experience an exciting opportunity to explore European languages!
There have never been more opportunities to work or study in a European country than today, but a lack of language competency prevents many people benefiting from them. Globalization and new business patterns mean that individuals increasingly require foreign language skills to function effectively and productively within countries. You are never too young or old to learn a language and to enjoy the opportunities it could offer. It encourages lifelong language learning, whether for academic purposes, professional requirements, mobility, pleasure or social exchange.
Language skills are a necessity and a right for everyone. This being one of the main messages of the European Day of Languages, we bring you a collaboration among the Alliance Française, the British Council, the Goethe-Institut and the Ministry of Education Sri Lanka – the European Day of Languages 2022 to be held at Goethe-Institut premises. We aim to raise public awareness of the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding.
The event will consist of interesting parallel workshops for school students and teachers on the particular language; English, French and German, along with an info-session on Higher Studies in the UK, France and Germany to guide them to plan their future in education and entertaining activities for a bit of fun as well.