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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
Speak Football. Learn a Language

In its media work, the Radiofabrik (Radio Factory) has for many years placed a number of topics centre stage, in the framework of a great number of European Union projects: multilingualism, linguistic diversity, intercultural dialogue, and anti-racism. The Radio Factory’s initiative I speak football (which is supported by the European Union) and the topic itself are part and parcel of the Factory’s intercultural work: it was an awareness-raising campaign that made use of the popularity of football stars and related issues, during the UEFA Euro 2008 season, to make fans – mainly young football fans – aware of the advantages of multilingualism, and to motivate them to learn a foreign language. Short radio commercials or entire broadcasts were produced that will remain available as free downloads over the next five years, under These were broadcast by radio stations ...

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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)

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