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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
Le soleil, la lune et les étoiles/Sun, Moon and Stars

Look out Bebo! Make way MySpace! So long Facebook!! Fifth year students, Class Barbara, from Loreto Secondary School, Navan, have gone online with one of the most captivating web journals ever posted. And oh là là, did we happen to mention these blogs are all written en français? Under the guidance of their French and ICT teachers, logging on to learn has become an integral part of students’ language learning experience. As such, blogging in French has proved an extremely innovative and fun way for the students to develop their skills in the target language. As the portal name puts it, once introduced to the thrills and spills of the Class Barbara blog, it promises to become the sun, moon and stars of any surfer’s blogosphère! Try it out for yourself at
Now available in 24 languages

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Total labels in the database per year

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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