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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
The Reading Express

The organisation is praised for its grand success: Dutch volunteers have been reading books to immigrant children in 400 families in 11 cities. Consequently, these immigrant children have been brought into contact with books and stories. One of the project’s major results is the fact that immigrant families own more books. The jury is impressed by the thoroughly conducted impact assessment. The project makes excellent use of volunteers and improves the city’s social cohesion. Organising such a project is no sinecure and the jury praises the organisers’ courage, perseverance, and cultural sensitivity. Language has a vast power when in contact with young age groups, for they are sensitive to language. In this case, immigrant children are brought into contact with Dutch, a foreign language to them. A fine, complete and inspiring project that deserves to continue being developed!
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