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
PACTOLE - Practice, Adequacy and Competences in Oral Techniques of Language in Enterprises
The purpose of this project, launched by the Charleroi Provincial Training College 'University of Employment', is to develop oral fluency in the languages taught and to focus on the world of work, towards which students will be directed after three months' training, by activating and upgrading their skills. The languages covered are Dutch, English, Spanish and German. This project is based on methodologies which prioritise oral communication. They rely notably on exchanges, learning by doing, multimedia rooms and teaching via theatre. The project is designed to expand language skills in the field of foreign trade and high-level secretarial work and to facilitate the mobility of future workers. The business community is a fully-fledged partner in the choice of objectives. The French acronym PACTOLE means Practice, Adequacy and Competences in Oral Techniques of Language in Enterprises.
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