The European Language Label (ELL) is an award for innovative language-learning projects that creatively improve the quality of language teaching. It is awarded to local and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, and make the best of available resources. The ELL aims to inspire teachers and learners to adapt innovative and effective ideas and techniques, in accordance to their own needs.
The ELL is open to all aspects of education and training, regardless of age or methods used, with its main focus being to promote innovation in language teaching. By supporting innovative projects, at a local and national level, the ELL seeks to raise the standards of language teaching across Europe. Applications may be submitted by schools, colleges, businesses and other institutions involved in language teaching.
The ELL is coordinated by the European Commission, but is managed on a decentralised level by the EU Member States as well as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Turkey.
The European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) in Malta is accepting applications for ELL and the deadline for the competition for 2012 is Thursday 01 March. Details, including the application form, are available on the website at www.llp.eupa.org.mt.
These initiatives are funded with support from the European Commission (Directorate General Education and Culture).
Information on the European Union Programmes Agency can be found at the agency website www.eupa.org.mt.