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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
The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2013

In 2013 the title of ‘The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2013’ and The European Language Label was given to a public school – Vilnius Jėzuitai gymnasium. The aim of ‘The Languages Ambassador of the Year 2013’ election was to elect a multilingual school that encourages different foreign language teaching and creates multilingual learning environment in the school. The selection was organized during the Multilingual Tournament in Lithuania and was based on the following criteria: European priority for the 2012-2013 Label campaigns („Language learning based on the new technologies“ and „Multilingual classrooms“), ability to act as the ambassador of languages and innovation in language teaching. In Vilnius Jėzuitai gymnasium even 6 languages are taught every year. Moreover they are organizing international education exchange projects, language camps and other events representing the di ...

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