European Day of Languages
Today is the European Day of Languages!
Get inspired by this celebration of European languages and start learning a new language or dedicate more of your time to the languages you are already learning.
European Day of Languages (September 26th) started in 2001, when it has been proclaimed by the Council of Europe. Its goal is to promote language learning across Europe and multilingualism as well as show the rich cultural diversity of Europe. There are about 225 indigenous languages spoken in Europe.
Visit the official website of the European Day of Languages to find out more. On the website you will find events you can take part in and a variety of fun trivia and games related to language learning such as language trivia, language facts, unique words, language treasures, tongue twisters, idioms of the world and many more!
Here at CourseFinders for Languages we would like to celebrate the European Day of Languages with you by inspiring you to learn languages.
Check out these 10 benefits of learning languages and start learning today!
- You will be able to communicate confidently with more people
When you learn a foreign language a possibility will open up to speak with a whole different group of people. This may be very useful at work if you work in an international company or during your travels.
- Travel will be much easier for you
Knowing a foreign language opens the door to the world for you. The ability to speak in another language makes travel easier even if the language you know is not the language of the country you’re visiting. Maybe some locals also speak it as a second language.
- You will increase your chances of employment and can expect a higher pay
Knowing more than one language are must nowadays when applying for a job, but knowing more than two is a huge advantage. Knowing languages will set you apart from other candidates and turn the odds in your
- You will meet new people
You can meet new people in a language class, in your study group or you can meet speakers of the language you’re learning during your travels. It a great opportunity to get inspired and motivated by others.
- You will broaden your horizons and be more open to the world
Learning a language will make you see the world differently. When you study a new language you have a new vision of the world. Embrace diversity.
- Expand your vocabulary
When you learn vocabulary in a foreign language you will expand the vocabulary in your mother tongue through checking new words in a dictionary. You can learn completely new words or better understand the ones you already know.
- Learning a language is an exercise for your brain
Learning a whole new language structure and grammar system is like an exercise for your brain. The brain works through association therefore pairing words from the language you’re learning with their translation in your mother tongue is a great way to boost your brain power.
- You will be exposed to other cultures
You will have the opportunity to learn about a new culture. Except for the language you can learn about the country’s traditions and history, find out how the language evolved and which other languages influenced it.
- You will be able to enjoy international movies, music and literature
It’s best to experience international works of art in their original language and get to know them as the author meant for them to be known. Learn a language and explore all it’s got to give culturally.
- Being multilingual makes you better at multi-tasking and improves your memory
For the brain, switching between two languages is like switching between two tasks and therefore language learning can improve your multitasking abilities. Whereas learning foreign vocabulary can improve your memory.
Check out more inspiring articles about language learning, resources and tips in our student library.
Start learning languages today and find your perfect language school with CourseFinders.
You can choose from 6955 schools in 121 countries!Find your perfect language school Search CourseFinders to find the course for you