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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
International Journeyman™

Engineering apprentices on Tyneside now have the opportunity to experience life in the industry while developing knowledge of French language and culture. International Journeyman is the brainchild of Ron Stroud, MD of TME – a small engineering company near Gateshead. The project has a unique approach to training engineering apprentices and provides an excellent model for SMEs in this and other industries. The Advanced Modern Apprentices complete a year of basic on the job training and language classes before heading across the Channel and putting what they have learnt into practice. A one-week residential prepares the 17–21-year-olds for their time in a French company, with advice on living abroad as well as language and cultural awareness training. Once in France, the young engineers spend three weeks in a company shadowing a French worker. Key to the project is the French tr ...

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