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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
The Foreign Language Centre at the University of Graz

"Treffpunkt Sprachen", the Foreign Language Centre at the University of Graz, was founded in 2001 — the European Year of Languages — with the goal of improving the quality of students’ foreign language education. Through offering a better, more systematic range of foreign language courses, students should be well prepared for their future activities in a work world characterized by increasing internationalization. According to this principle, great importance is attached to the area of quality assurance, and a quality management system was introduced. Innovation lies in the centre’s structured range of courses, based on the common European framework and well-received additional offers (e.g. tandem learning, foreign language film screenings and lectures). Achieved and planned results: 1) good acceptance of the course programme and additional services; 2) positive evaluation results for th ...

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