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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
Constructor2000 - Building Communication

The Centro Europeu de Línguas, in partnership with other training organisations in Portugal (CENFIC), Spain (ALOS) and France (SCFCA), has developed a pilot project aimed at facilitating the acquisition of language skills within the context of professional training for the civil construction sector. Why? In Portugal, over the last few years, almost all the major construction and public works projects have been carried out by transnational consortia. In order to respond to these changes, companies in the sector will need to achieve greater levels of specialisation and expertise. This can only be achieved by increasing the level of skills of those who work in the sector, which means better training and qualification. Given these factors, the partnership involved in the project set up a joint action plan aimed at fulfilling the following objectives: a detailed study of the profile, the work ...

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