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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
Bridges for Education

The ‘Bridges for Education’ project has been carried out by the Bulgarian NGO ‘English Club” foundation in cooperation with educational institutions in Bulgaria, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Romania. The Project Objectives refer to: Promotion of understanding and tolerance by the foreign languages and linguistic diversity; Intercultural educational exchange among 8 countries. The project has been directed to the following target groups: Students aged 14-18; Teachers from different countries; It involved 140 children, aged 14-18 from 8 countries as well as 15 international teachers. It was held in a boarding school at ‘Hospis-Energia” in the town of Targovishte, Bulgaria for 20 days - from 7th July to 26th July 2003. The students were assigned to 11 groups according to the results of the students’ placement tests. All the groups consisted of children from different countri ...

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