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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
Supporting Multilingualism and Mutual Cultural Awareness in Europe

This project is set up by the Association promoting the global literary legacy. Its aim is to publish the “Classics” of Literature in different forms: comics, e-books and audio books. This adaptations produced by Adonis Edition are available in different languages in order to touch as many as possible. 50 titles have been selected and 26 have already been adapted. This project has many objectives: • Convey the love for reading • Protect the Classics of Literature • Support French language and promote it as a foreign language • Support Multilingualism by creating basic common knowledge of European cultures. The association wishes to translate the books in every European language and to expand the numbers of books. The promotion of the Francophonie is main aim of the Association with the help of the Unesco and the International Organisation of Francophonie.
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