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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.).

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Label of the day

In 2010 Efling, labour union got a grant from the project "European Year against Poverty". Atli Lýðsson from Efling contacted Mímir- lífelong learning about it and we decided to have a course of 200 class hours for Polish women, members of Efling, who had been unemployed for a long time. The aims was to activate a group of unemployed people who greatly needed to improve their Icelandic, their self image and to become stronger candidates when looking for jobs. We made a timetable with great variety of subjects and hired good teachers. The subjects were the following (in brackets there are the class courses). Icelandic 60, pronunciation of Icelandic 8, social studies 24, computers 32, English 20, self-image support 12, visual arts 8, nutrition 4, competence portfolio 8, academic/job counselling 8, exercise in a gym 4, a trip to Reykjanes 8. A few factors were a key to the success of the co ...

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