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The 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
BeCLIL - Good practices in the integrated learning of contents in foreign language

The project arose out of a shared interest demonstrated by all the participants in offering a quality educational model in the field of Integrated Learning of Foreign Languages and Content (AICLE, in Spanish). The main objectives are to conduct a study that enables quality indicators to be established and identifies best practices in all participating countries and exchange experiences between them. In order to achieve this, different activities have been carried out, which include the following: the creation of a research team that defines and controls the project’s methodology; six transnational meetings to coordinate the inter-institutional work and create a comparison of the field work carried out at Spanish and Finnish centres; the drawing up of templates and benchmarking tools to assess examples of best practices; piloting experiences; the creation and updating of a database about ...

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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 %

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