EU Competition: How Has Learning a Language Changed Your Life?

I’m just thrilled to hear about this new competition organized by the European Union. Tongue Stories invites submission from participants in 31 European countries to share stories of how learning a language has changed their life:

Share your story with Europe

How languages changed your life, or just one day.
How knowing a foreign language made you happy,
How languages surprised you; made you laugh,
moved you, made you feel proud, or simply useful.

Send your contribution, tell us a nice story and inspire people to use different languages!

This competition echoes in spirit my free ebook “Want to Change the World? Learn Another Language” and accompanying video.

While I confess that I’m a bit sad that this competition is only in Europe, on the other hand I am absolutely thrilled to see that the EU is taking on the languages and leadership movement so proactively! Learning languages changes us and in so doing, we change the world!

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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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