26th September is European Day of Languages, launched by the Council of Europe in 2001.
The Day has a wide variety of aims that we could summarize as follows:
# Increasing plurilingualism and intercultural understanding.
# Promoting -preserving and fostering- the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe.
# Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school for all kind of puposes (study, professional, mobility and pleasure.
The European Day of Languages is addressed to all citizens, but I think that we, as teachers, have to feel especially concerned about the Day and its message.
Let's all spread the slogan in our schools: