Instituts Culturels Nationaux de l'Union Européenne

Instituts culturels nationaux de l'Union européenne

European Day of Languages 2014

Photo by Miora Rajaonary

Thanks to everyone who supported the European Day of Languages 2014! It was a joyful day with a selection of European short movies, a language learning area with free trial lessons and a market offering culinary delights and information from the participating countries France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Italy, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland and Austria.

On 20 September 2014, we celebrated the European Day of Languages at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg. The event has been celebrated worldwide since 2001 as an initiative of the Council of Europe in order to promote linguistic diversity. In South Africa, a country with 11 national languages, multilingualism is an everyday occurrence so it comes as no surprise that we and our European partners in Johannesburg decided to join in the festivities on a yearly basis. Whether you are interested in studying or working abroad, enjoy travelling or simply would like to widen your horizon: Learning a foreign language will not only enable you to communicate with foreigners in their mother tongue, it will also help you get to know their cultures.