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declaration to mark 10th anniversary of european day of languages September 26, 2011

Posted by Bradley in : language , trackback

The declaration is here. Here is the final paragaraph:

In the future, the Council of Europe and the European Commission will continue to work in close co-operation to bring the benefits of Europe’s linguistic diversity closer to the European citizens. The collaboration between the two Organisations will serve to promote the development of competences in the widest possible range of languages in order to enhance mutual respect, improve employability and mobility and to facilitate integration and active democratic citizenship in Europe’s increasingly multilingual and diverse societies.

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1. Brian Barker - September 26, 2011

Yes, today is the European Day of Languages. You may be interested to know that several British schools have introduced Esperanto in order to test its propaedeutic value. You can see details on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INCr1bV8kGk

The Council of Europe has also provided some phrases and expressions in Esperanto, which you can see here http://www.goethe.de/ins/se/prj/ets/mlg/gep/enindex.htm

The Esperanto online course http://www.lernu.net has 125 000 hits per day and Esperanto Wikipedia enjoys 400 000 hits per day. That can’t be bad :)