Navigation path

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
From Classroom to Real Life – A Linguistic-Communicative Path Towards the Working Environment

The project is quite articulated, as it goes over a long time (2 years), several classes of the school are involved in the different language initiatives/activities, which partly are proposed cyclically. Its aim is to propose concrete communicative/linguistic skills which can be applied in various ways, for example during working stages at Bamberg (Germany), at work or at summer-working stages at the beaches of the Veneto and Friulian hinterland. One of the coming-out characteristics is the connection of curricular activities, language certification courses of the Goethe Institute, micro language and working activities / working stages, also in cooperation with public bodies and associations. The critical point is, anyway, that all the extracurricular activities are unfortunately on payment by the students themselves. Thanks to this follow-up of the activities more and more students see ...

Click here for more details
Now available in 24 languages

Search for Label Awards

Title for a project or name for an individual



Educational Sectors



Type of Award



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 %

Restricted Access