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European Day of Languages

Saturday 24 September 2016 13:30-16:00


Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.

The European Commission in Edinburgh, in collaboration with the Iomairt Ghàidhlig Dhùn Èideann, the Institut français, the Goethe Institut, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Consulate general of Poland and the Education Office of Spain, invite you to celebrate the diversity of european languages.

Join us for a journey of discovery through some of the languages of Europe.


- 2.00pm: presentation of languages in Europe

- 2.30pm: first taster, choose from French, Gaellic, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish

- 3pm: second taster

- 3.30pm: third taster

Coffee and tea served from 1.30pm to 4pm.

The langages to be tasted are:
- French
- Gaelic
- German
- Italian
- Polish
- Spanish


An event organised by :

The European Commission Representation in Edinburgh

In partnership with:

Consejería de Educación en El Reino Unido e Irlanda Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh
Instituto Italiano di Cultura Edimburgo
Gàidhlig Ann an Dùn Èideann
Goethe Institut

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