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
DILTS: DIstance Language Teaching for SMEs
The objective of the «Distance Language Teaching for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises» (DILTS) project is to create an environment for learning languages which is tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Participants have contact with native speakers in the countries of the target language using information technology (Internet, video conferences and telephone). The aim is not only to improve the learner's command of foreign languages, but also to increase awareness of cultural differences in everyday and working life.
It is intended that by discarding traditional classroom methods participants will be motivated to overcome psychological barriers to learning languages. In addition, information technology also allows the participants flexibility in taking part in the language course, something which the SMEs specifically demand. By the end of the course, the
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