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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
TEGARC - The European Gastronomic and Reception Culture

TEGARC Project involved the students of the fifth classes of the Hotel and Catering School of Margherita di Savoia. This planning experience took place in Paris and in Seraing: it was a three-week training with some French and Belgian accommodation facilities (hotels and restaurants for catering services students; hotel reception desks and travel agencies for hospitality course students). Every step of this project was carried out taking account of and closely observing the European Parliament Recommendations on the transnational vocational education mobility in the Community (Mobility Quality European Charter). All the activities planned in the above mentioned project lasted 12 months. The departures were arranged with the host organizations. The students left in March. Their training activities were certified by the host vocational schools, the accommodation facilities involved in the ...

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