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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

"Emilangues" is a website dedicated to European or Oriental Languages Sections (SELO) in schools. Created by the International Centre for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) with funding from the French Ministry of Education, it aims to contribute to the implementation of the French Renovation Plan for Language Teaching and the Outline Act on the future of the school, whose objectives include a 20% increase in the number of European or Oriental Languages Sections by 2010. In addition, the website meets a strong demand for sharing practices and strengthening the professional status of teachers working within this system. The educational resources are available in seven languages (German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian) and for three non-language subjects (history & geography, hospitality and catering, life and Earth sciences). They have been chosen for their inter-cultu ...

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Number of project labels in the database per country (for each year)

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 %

Statistics for EU target languages in %

Statistics for non EU target languages in %

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