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
Gendarmes without frontiers
The path from knowledge to understanding stands a better chance of success if one’s personal experience comes across a new angle of approach and perspective. For the Romanian and foreign officers from the 11 European countries participating in the project, this new perspective came with the discovery of a new “savoir-faire” accompanying the learning and acquisition of a new Foreign Language and the culture nourishing it. The mere fact that specialist knowledge is filtered via another language provides added value to professional expertise. Designed as a means to satisfy professional training needs in the context of European integration, the project has developed a variety of means: subject courses delivered in French, together with lively and attractive methods of teaching and learning the language as a communication vehicle, mini-crash courses for learning Romanian as well as opportunit
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