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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.).

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Label of the day

The Project (2004-2007) was initiated by Fiontar, DCU, in partnership with the University of Wales, Lampeter, and Foras na Gaeilge, the official authority for term creation and ratification. The main objective of the project was to increase access for the general public to high-level resources in Irish. The principal outcome is an integrated database of Irish terminology (270,000 terms) available free of charge, through the Internet, at home, at school and in the workplace. The project also included a training element in the use of electronic resources for Irish. Fiontar, DCU will continue to develop the resource on a project basis for Foras na Gaeilge. This phase includes management of the database and a continuation of editorial work on existing terms already in the database. New resources will be added to the database during this phase and a methodology wi ...

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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 %

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