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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.).

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Label of the day
E-LOCAL - Electronically Learning Other Cultures And Languages

E-LOCAL (Electronically Learning Other Cultures And Languages) is a project responding to the EU language policy based on the principle of fostering language diversity, promoting multilingualism and the acquisition of less common languages. As suggested by its title: 1) it is focused on “other” - i.e. less widely used and less taught – languages; 2) it is aimed at the acquisition of linguistic skills combined with the gradual knowledge of the related culture; 3) learners will develop their linguistic and cultural competences in a specific online setting, i.e. through e-learning. The goal of the E-LOCAL project is to produce on-line courses for 6 languages and cultures: Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese. The six E-LOCAL courses have the same formal structure and also have a common framework of contents; they have been created to allow the users to reach A1 level o ...

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