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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
Eurosigns 2

Eurosigns are two projects co-financed from Leonardo da Vinci program. The aim of both projects is to increase awareness of sign language communication within EU states. Eurosigns should serve as a distance learning educational tool assisting international communication for the Deaf across Europe. The project will also benefit from improving the language skills and competence of the Deaf and those working with them within the international labour market. The project targets are signs language interpreters (both the hearing and deaf ones) who intend to work as interpreters of foreign sign languages, vocational teachers (both the hearing and deaf ones) for the deaf including back-up teachers who assist deaf students placed in the courses designed for hearing students, professional community and students in the fields considered to be most suitable in terms of employment of the deaf.
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Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

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