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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
Forever Novels

The ambitious project "Forever Novels" - coordinated by the Association for the protection and the promotion of the literary world heritage - works in a pleasant and modern style: comics, digital and audio books. These books adaptations are available in various languages, thus they could reach a bigger audience. 26 out 50 titles have already been created (the list is available on the project website). The objectives of the series are: a) to make people enjoying reading; b) to protect the literary world heritage; c) to support the French language and facilitate the appropriation of French as a widely spoken foreign language and d) to support multilingualism by creating a common knowledge of the European culture. The ambitious aim of the project is to offer translations in every European spoken language, and to be expanded to a maximum of literary works. The promotion of "francophonie" i ...

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