Today is the European Day of Languages!

EDL-banner-COE2012-ENThe European Day of Languages is an opportunity to celebrate the linguistic wealth which is represented within the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. It is an occasion to celebrate all languages present in Europe, also those with non-European origins used on a daily basis  around the continent. With some 225 indigenous languages in Europe and between 6000-7000 languages spoken around the world, the Day is a reminder of the many benefits of language learning, to further develop cognitive competences, break down cultural barriers and open the door to new friendships and professional opportunities.

We counted that St. John’s students together master a total of 45 different languages!

For more information on the European Day of Languages, please visit or check this flier EDL-flyer-EN