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European Language Label

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Introduction and information

The European Language Label is an award for quality initiatives in the field of language teaching and learning.

Every year, the European Language Label is awarded to the most innovative language learning initiatives in each European country

The European Language Label is co-ordinated by the European Commission, but managed by National Agencies appointed in each Member States.

The general criteria for awarding the European Language Label are agreed at European level, but individual countries can introduce their own requirements.

The European criteria for awarding the European Language Label are:

  1. Comprehensive approach. Every element of the language initiative should ensure that the needs of the students are identified and met.
  2. Added value. Initiatives should provide a tangible improvement in the teaching and learning of languages in their national context.
  3. Motivation enhancement. Initiatives should motivate the students and teachers to improve their language skills.
  4. Innovation. Initiatives should be original and creative. They should introduce previously unknown approaches to language learning.
  5. European emphasis. Initiatives should be adapted to Europe's linguistic diversity and make use of this advantage.
  6. Transferability. Initiatives should potentially be a source of inspiration for other language projects in different countries.

Further information about the European Language Label is available on the web site of the European Commission - Multilingualism Unit

21 December 2014

Audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project

An audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project has been created and made available in the Information section of the NELLIP portal. To access the presentation please click here: