European Day of Languages 2018
26 Sep 2018
Today is European Day of Languages 2018. Hosted by the Council of Europe since 2001, European Day of Languages celebrates plurilingualism (speaking more
than one language), cultural diversity, and lifelong language learning in and out of school.
Morag Campbell, Assistant Director of Research and Innovation said: “Ability in languages, including Gaelic, Scots, and British Sign Language (BSL),
connects Scotland with our heritage, our neighbours and the world.
“Language learning of any kind, at any age, helps us see the world in new ways. Scotland’s universities and colleges offer many different options to study languages, ranging
from specialist language degrees, to evening courses, and free online courses.”
“With the United Nations declaring 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the time
has never been better for more people to re-discover the languages spoken in our own back yard, such as Gaelic and Scots, and the major cultural influence
they’ve had in shaping Scotland.”