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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
E-urocom - IT and Language Training for Business

E-urocom is a project which provides an innovative combination of IT and language training to a range of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout the county. Its aim is to increase businesses’ ability to trade with other European countries through support with communications and understanding of the foreign business culture. Each business is offered up to 60 hours of foreign language training, tailor-made to suit the individual business and learner needs, and a further 60 hours of ICT training. This ICT element ties in with another key feature of the project: the design and establishment of 20 foreign language websites for individual businesses or clusters of businesses. This is designed to facilitate communications with European customers or suppliers, enabling businesses to reach and compete in new European markets. The project aimed to involve 120 SMEs and around double t ...

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