“Why do we study English?”. European Day of Languages 2017. Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium’s students.

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26 September 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the European Day of Languages (EDL) celebrated at the Council of Europe and throughout all of its member states.

Some facts about the event:

The European Year of Languages 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning. 😉 Following the success of the Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:

  • Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase multilingualism and intercultural understanding;
  • Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
  • Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.

12 thoughts on ““Why do we study English?”. European Day of Languages 2017. Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium’s students.

  1. I study English, because I want to travel around the world and this language really helps me to chat with people 🙂




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  2. I study English because I want to communicate with English people.
    By the way good job guys (◕‿◕).




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  3. Nice, but i have to say that English is the 3-rd most popular language in the world, after Chinese (1-st place) and Spanish( 2-nd place), so it’s not the most popular language! This is a useful fact to know, still very good 🙂




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