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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
HoLA Home Language Accreditation

HoLA Home Language Accreditation is a project managed by a consortium consisting of Languages Sheffield, King Edward VII Language College and Sheffield City Council. Its aims are to support and develop partnerships between complementary and mainstream schools, to encourage accreditation of home languages, and to record and reward children’s home language learning. Currently only a third of Sheffield’s bilingual children leave school with a qualification in their home language. HoLa wants to bring together mainstream and complementary schools to help bilingual students gain accreditation with the aim of raising educational attainment, celebrating linguistic diversity and promoting awareness of plurilingualism as a valuable resource for the city, both culturally and economically. HoLA was developed in response to the Yorkshire Cluster of the “Our Languages Project”, which was based i ...

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