Illustration: Council of Europe
Illustration: Council of Europe

The European Day of Languages is celebrated around Europe to encourage us all to learn more languages, and to remind us of the beauty and necessity of linguistic diversity.

This year we will honour this day with an interesting talk by Calle Börstell, PhD student at the Section of Sign Language, Department of Linguistics. The title of the talk is "The sign languages of Europe - and beyond". It will be held in English and interpreted to Swedish Sign Language.

There will also be a performance by the Slavic choir, mingle, and a cool language quiz! The questions will be focussed on the 27 languages at our language cafe, and some of the language cafe coordinators will be present. A great prize and eternal glory awaits the winner!



12.00: Doors open! Mingle, lunch and language quiz
12.30: "The sign languages of Europe - and beyond" - talk by Calle Börstell.
13.00: More mingle and language quiz
13.30: Performance by the Slavic Choir and distribution of prize to the winner of the quiz!


We offer a vegetarian lunch wrap, hot and cold drinks. Sign up by September 23 by e-mailing Please let us know if you have any food allergies or if you wish to have a carnivore alternative wrap. 40 spots available, first come first served!