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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
Multilingual Debate

The "Multilingual Debate" is aimed at learners from age 16 up to final year undergraduates. At this annual event, two multilingual debating teams argue for and against a motion of topical interest in a range of European languages. Simultaneous interpreting into English is provided by Heriot-Watt final year undergraduates in the process of completing their Languages (Interpreting and Translation) degree while exchange students interpret from English into their native languages and trainee interpreters of British Sign Language work into BSL. The audience of around 500 is comprised of school pupils from all over Scotland who have an interest in foreign language learning. The pupils participate in the debate by listening to the arguments, putting questions to the speakers in the languages represented and voting on the motion. We are pleased to be able to use this initiative to provide ...

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

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