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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
Signall - Sign-Awareness and Learning the Language

The Signall project was developed by Interesource Group (Ireland) Limited as part of the Leonardo da Vinci Call for Proposals 2005. It was developed to create an awareness of Deaf culture and Sign Languages and to cultivate a behavioral change among employer bodies, educational establishments, public authorities and society as a whole, in the way people who are Deaf are perceived and treated. The objective of the project coordinators was to involve organisations and experts from across the EU in promoting the needs of the Deaf community, a linguistic and cultural minority, particularly with regard to language recognition and employment. The Signall consortium, supporters and patrons comprises organisations in the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Spain and the UK. The Signall project aims to: • raise awareness of the Deaf community and culture • introduce people to the fundame ...

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