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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Federal foreign languages competition

The "Federal foreign languages competition" is an initiative which has in turn generated a large number of innovative projects. It is open as a group competition to trainees and students at vocational schools. Eligible are groups of four or more people from companies and schools. The theme of the competition is not stipulated, but it should be connected with training or school. Favourite themes are satires about everyday working life, «whodunits» set in the company or school environment, or documentary-type contributions. Every entry consists of a spoken part (on video or audio cassette) and a written part, consisting of a screenplay or script and background information. A jury made up of experts from companies and schools as well as media experts considers the entries. The presentation of the prizes takes place in cooperation with partners in the field of industry. Apart from the com ...

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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 %

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