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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
European Catering and Hospitality Language Training Course

The project offers a pathway for language teaching and learning to be used in the hospitality (reception) and catering (kitchen and restaurant) fields. The training path is available online in 11 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Galician, German, Finnish, Polish and Irish with reference to the levels A1-A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages. It also provides a description of the learning outcomes, module descriptors, exercises and assessment tools for each of its parts, using visual, textual and auditory formats. EuroCatering Language Training (main project output available at the link is a set of free language learning online tools for students of vocational schools for tourism and catering, trainees, apprentices and workers in the hospitality and catering industry and who want to learn and / or improve and / or maintain ...

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Now available in 24 languages

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