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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
CEW - Connecting East to West: cooperation through language and economics in an enlarging Europe

For secondary school pupils of age between 17 and 18 and their teachers, simulating real life economic activities is challenging, helpful and impressive, because they learn and teach in an economic college. And the best part is that the whole experience took place in a multilingual, multidisciplinary environment. With their partners from Belgium, within this SOCRATES – COMENIUS project, they had the opportunity to develop their project management skills, to see how production and selling of goods, marketing, advertising or accounting work in a different economy and to explore the vast area of extra-curricular activities. One of the very many results is the promotion of their languages by editing the “Business Correspondence Dictionary” in English, French, Flemish and Romanian, which is used now by their colleagues. Receiving support from the local authorities, visiting the European insti ...

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