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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
Along the Road of Words (Via delle Parole)

The town of Cividale, famous for its ancient roots and strategic position, has always been a obvious channel for communication between East and West. The countless commercial exchanges inevitably encouraged interactions between different cultures, not to mention linguistic plurality. In time, this situation evolved, broadening the opportunities of contact and interaction between different nations. In this environment, the very idea of education is closely connected to bilingualism, which opens new European horizons and at the same time gives the correct importance to the cultural identity represented by the Friulian language. The children – four to six years old – were involved in linguistic activities and in artistic-creative and theatrical games with puppets. They contributed to the project with songs, lullabies and nursery rhymes, all in English and Friulian.
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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)

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