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European Language Label

Welcome to the ELL database for innovative projects in language teaching and learning.

This database contains projects that have received the European Language Label since 1999 (for the pilot phase 1998-99, please refer to "The European Label: catalogue of projects 1998-99").

The database aims to inspire practitioners, stakeholders and policymakers by presenting "best practices" in the field of language teaching and learning.

The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.

You can search the database according to a number of different criteria:

■      Year of the award
■      Projects by country
■      Educational sector(s)
■      Pedagogical theme(s)
■      Target language(s) of the projects

You can also combine up to all of these criteria to conduct a more focused search. Your query will generate a list of the projects and individuals that have been awarded Labels – just click on the names to learn more (contact details, etc.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
The French Language Cultural Radio Programme Quartiers Francophones

Quartiers francophones is a French language cultural radio programme that is broadcast every Saturday at 5pm on NEAR90fm. The title of the programme was carefully chosen to be inclusive of the wide francophone community based in Dublin. Quartiers implies a centre community and the plural reflects the many worldwide francophone communities living in Dublin. The programme also keeps in mind the non-francophone listener, particularly Irish lovers of the French language and students of the language. Quartiers francophones is a continuation of more than a decade of ongoing French language initiatives by NEAR90fm. The programme can be listened to live on the internet and regular podcasts are posted, allowing listeners to enjoy a backlog of programmes. This enables learners of French to listen to the language at their own pace. The radio station runs four courses each year for those i ...

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