LDVideo | Nick Clegg speaking Dutch, Spanish and German

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2011

Today, 26th September, is the European Day of Languages. But you knew that, of course.

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September. Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.

Nick Clegg is rare in being a British polyglot politician, an internationalist of Russian and Dutch descent who is fluent in six languages. And here’s the video proof…

Nick speaking fluent Dutch (from 1:43):


(Also available on YouTube here.)

Nick speaking fluent Spanish:


(Also available on YouTube here.)

Nick speaking fluent German:


(Also available on YouTube here.)