Navigation path

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
SAC – Self Access Centre for Languages and Music

Promoting language learners’ active responsibility and individual learning was the main focus of this project’s first stage, which started in 1998 at the Self-Access Centre of Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt. In the second stage of this project (which is ongoing), the emphasis is on a more complex concept planned in the long term, with a lot of attention on didactics and methods used. The SAC’s environment is language-friendly; it facilitates users’ autonomous language learning, and is designed to stimulate an experiential approach to languages. The Self-Access Centre has a wide range of languages on offer, which is an important contribution to multilingualism: German as a foreign language, German as a second language, English, French, Italian, Japanese, the Austrian Sign Language, Croatian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovene and Spanish. With the help of modern media and technology, those ...

Click here for more details
Now available in 24 languages

Search for Label Awards

Title for a project or name for an individual



Educational Sectors



Type of Award



Total labels in the database per year

Number of project labels in the database per country (for each year)

Number of project labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

Number of individual labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

Statistics for all target languages in %

Statistics for EU target languages in %

Statistics for non EU target languages in %

Restricted Access