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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
HopiTAAL - The Language Policy Plan of the Brussels Public Hospital Network (IRIS)

In the guarantee of the quality of the hosting and care in a hospital, the communication between staff and the patient is absolutely essential. IRIS, the umbrella organisation of 5 public hospitals, has developed a language policy plan to improve the bilingual and multilingual competencies of their 9,000 members of staff. The policy plan is ambitious and creative. One of its innovative aspects is the fact that IRIS engaged 6 internal language trainers and a language policy coordinator who are working full time on the implementation of this policy plan in order to get it integrated in the culture of the 5 hospitals. The language training has a solid didactic basis, the aims are linked to the European Reference Framework for Foreign Language Learning. In this project, IRIS cooperates with partners as the House of the Dutch Language in Brussels, the University of Antwerp, various language s ...

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