Conference “Multilingualism, Intercultural Dialogue and Globalisation” in New Delhi, India
Posted : 21 December 2008
In the context of the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue a conference on "Multilingualism and Cultural Dialogue in Globalisation" took place in New Delhi, India on 11-12 December 2008.
Impact of ICT and new media on language learning
Posted : 27 November 2008
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Key Data on teaching languages at school in Europe 2008
Posted : 21 November 2008
The second edition of this report gives a clear picture of the language teaching systems in place in the schools of 31 countries covered by the Eurydice Network.
Conference on Translation and Culture - Lunch-debate, 6th November 2008
Posted : 10 November 2008
On Thursday 6 November the President of the European Commission, Mr Barroso, and Commissioner Orban held a lunchtime discussion on translation and culture.
General call of proposals 2009 - Lifelong Learning Programme
Posted : 07 November 2008
How to participate?
Dazzling success for Languages through Lenses
Posted : 22 October 2008
Updated: photo gallery + presentation of the short films
The award ceremony of the video clip competition "Languages through Lenses", launched in the context of the European Year of Intercultural dialogue 2008, took place during the PRIX EUROPA Festival
in Berlin on 19 October.
European Day of Languages - The 2008 Celebration in Brussels
Posted : 03 October 2008
The gods were smiling on multilingualism on 26 September. Fog lifted early to reveal a magnificent sunny day, which contributed to making the European Day of Languages at Place St Josse a roaring success.
Conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Languages as a key to Intercultural Dialogue
Posted : 22 September 2008
On 14 and 15 October the Frankfurt Book Fair will host a conference on multilingualism...
Commission Communication on Multilingualism: tapping the full potential of languages in Europe
Posted : 18 September 2008
In its new Communication, entitled "Multilingualism: an asset for Europe and a shared commitment", the Commission gives an overview of what needs to be done to turn linguistic diversity into an asset for solidarity and prosperity.
Multilingualism - a bridge or a barrier for intercultural dialogue?
Posted : 12 September 2008
"Linguistic diversity is a powerful tool to reinforce social cohesion". "Multilingual people are a precious asset for Europe". These were some of the slogans in favour of multilingualism put forward by participants at the 5th Brussels Debate, which on September 10 addressed linguistic aspects of intercultural dialogue.
European Lifelong Learning Awards for quality in mobility
Posted : 24 July 2008
On 12 and 13 June the "European Lifelong Learning Awards for quality in mobility" took place in Ljubljana.
Welcome to the new multilingualism website!
Posted : 03 June 2008
This part of the website of the Directorate General for Education and Culture has undergone a complete overhaul. Its new look provides a more user-friendly approach to the subject of languages. Browse through it to find out more about the languages of Europe, discover new ways to learn languages or pick up some new language-teaching tips.
For the moment the new-look website is available in English only. The French and German versions will be added shortly. The versions in all the other official EU languages will be published just as soon as the translations are ready.
Results of the online consultation on Multilingualism
Posted : 30 May 2008
In autumn 2008, the Commission adopted a Communication on multilingualism, with proposals for actions that further promote language learning and linguistic diversity, and address citizens' needs as efficiently as possible. To this end, an online consultation was launched in autumn 2007 (15 September – 15 November), inviting organisations and individuals to write their views and expectations concerning language policy.
Languages and Business
Posted : 21 April 2008
Why is a bilingual company strategy not good enough for European business?