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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
Access to Language Learning by Extending to GRoups Outside – ALLEGRO

The project aims to find ways to bring less widely used languages to disadvantaged groups through innovative approaches to the teaching of languages. The emphasis of the project is to take language learning outside traditional educational institutions and bring it to people who are for a variety of reasons restricted in their opportunities to take part in language learning. Since target groups are very different, namely imprisoned, blind and weak-sighted, deaf and hard of hearing, people with head injuries and deficiencies in mental development, disabled students and war veterans, elderly, women recovering from breast cancer, it is crucial to use the method which enables adaptation to their needs and specialities. The method of study circles makes that possible. Besides that participants are able to define their educational goals and to decide the frequency and lenghth of each meeti ...

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Number of project labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

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Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

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