European Day of Languages

Every year since 2001, September 26 celebrated the European Day of Languages ??(European Day of Languages) in order to maintain linguistic diversity, bilingualism and the development of every European language teaching in the world. Indeed, now is becoming more and more people who fluently speak at least one foreign language.

The phenomenon of foreign languages ??has been studied for a long time. Why are some people so hard to give their native language, while others easily perceive several foreign? Is this the result of hard work or enough genetic predisposition?

Of course, talent is important, as in any other field. On the other hand, even in the 18-19 centuries, it was fashionable to show off the knowledge society — and no, no, yes and get a word in edgeways from the French, German or Latin. Knowledge of at least one foreign language was considered the norm.

In European institutions officially equally the following languages: English, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Greek, Danish, Irish, Spanish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, German, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak , Slovenian, Finnish, French, Czech, Swedish, Estonian.

All decisions made by the EU authorities, translated into all the official languages, and EU citizens may apply to the authorities of the EU and to receive responses to their requests for any of the official languages.

At the events at the highest level, steps are being taken to implement the transfer of the participants in all the official languages ??(if necessary).

Despite the declared equality of all languages ??of the Union, with the expansion of the EU borders is increasingly observed "European bilingualism", when in fact in the courts (with the exception of official events) are used mainly in English, French and, to a lesser extent , German — with any other languages ??are used depending on the situation.

The preservation and development of languages, including small, it is declared as the official language policy of the European Union. Among the ways to achieve this is usually referred to as the study of more than one foreign language, and the continuation of language learning in adulthood.