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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
My Language - Your Language/Mitt språk - ditt språk

Det flerspråklige bibliotek (DFB) (The multilingual library) has concentrated on the project My language – your language. The work is based on the conception and belief that language learning and knowledge of your own language and other languages give citizens a stronger capability to cope in modern society and participate there and by this contribute to greater diversity. Six main topics have been chosen to enable most of the target group to learn to read a new language during 2010: 1. Convey offers especially to people in asylum receptions. End users in the whole of Norway may borrow language courses or log on to the web site of the organisers. A range of brochures in many languages have also been developed to the different library throughout the country. They may also be downloaded or ordered from the home pages of the organisers 2. The magical carpet is an exhibition produced to be s ...

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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 %

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