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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
Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge/The European Certificate in Irish

Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge-European Examinations for Adult Learners of Irish Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge is a testing and certification system, the first of its kind, for adult learners of Irish. For the first time, adult learners of Irish can obtain a qualification with Europe-wide recognition. The Language Centre at NUIM is the Irish member of ALTE (The Association of Language Testers in Europe), an organisation which was set up in 1989 in order to develop transnational standards for the different elements of language assessment. ALTE members currently offer examinations in 26 languages, which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment. TEG examinations are now available at Bonnleibhéal 1 (Elementary) (A1), Bonnleibhéal 2 (A2), Meánleibhéal 1 (Intermediate) (B1) and Meánleibhéal 2 (B2). Ardleibhéal 1 (C1) will be av ...

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