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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
Green Colour

The aim of our project was to give our students the opportunity to work on their favourite languages in a different way than usual. Our subject was very challenging and stimulated the students to approach a foreign language not just as another part of their curriculum but as a useful tool for their further knowledge in exploring a subject. We tried to work on our subject in a pioneer way, by approaching it through life and not just through a book or a site. This is what we consider to be a new teaching method. The languages used and the subjects as being approached by the students: Spanish language: Green poem by Lorkas English language: Green Peace, Ireland the country of the 40 greens Russian language: Green Peace Greek language: the green in Arts Turkish language: Green salads, the Islamic green French language: Green biological cosmetics, the green ribbon sign against violen ...

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Number of project labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

Number of individual labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

Statistics for all target languages in %

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