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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Test of English for Specific Purposes - Acquisition and Memory Helpers

The “TOESP - Test Of English For Specific Purposes” is the language certification that assesses a student’s ability to communicate, read and write in specialist fields, and his/her knowledge of the structures peculiar to the language and of basic terminology, using lexical structures specific to certain spheres of scientific English. The TOESP has been conceived in an extremely flexible manner so that each of the skills can be tested in specific fields: written and/or oral production, receptive capacities, listening and reading. TOESP certification focuses its attention on the world of university, on First Degree, Secondary School education, Advanced Degree and Master's Degree courses which aim at preparing, examining and certifying the scientific English proficiency level of their undergraduate and postgraduate students, offering specialist certification for each scientific sector. The ...

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