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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
School and Enterprise

The school acted as a «virtual counselling firm», looking into the relationship between education and enterprises, for the Ministry of Education. The 1000 biggest firms in Belgium received an e-mail in their own language, with a link to an interactive multilingual questionnaire (NL-FR-EN): Answers were used to create databases and diagrams of which a multilingual report was made. This report was presented to the written media. The replies also served as a starting base for ICT-projects during the next school year, for updating the learning goals in foreign language training, and for strengthening the cooperation between the school and enterprises. The results gave a new impulse to the foreign language education at school and allowed for better contacts between the school (a general - not technical or vocational - secondary school) and enterprises.
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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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