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
Fáilte Isteach/Come In and Welcome
The Fáilte Isteach (Come In and Welcome) project involves predominantly older people
volunteering their time to teach conversational English classes
to migrants who have come to Ireland from all over the world.
The student-centred approach adopted by the programme
provides basic language support in a practical, welcoming and
Fáilte Isteach began in autumn 2006 in Summerhill, Co. Meath
when it was noticed that an increasing number of migrants in
the locality were experiencing difficulties in their social and
working lives due to limited or non-existent English. The classes
ran successfully in Summerhill for two years before the project
was launched nationally in September 2008. Today there are
56 Fáilte Isteach branches throughout the country. Every week
over 550 volunteers teach more than 1,600 students from
over 64 countries, collectively offering over a
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