Compendium of 2019 European language label projects| Social Policy
Language competences are at the heart of the European Union’s ambitious vision to create a European education area.
Being able to speak foreign languages is a key competence for studying and working abroad. It also enables learners to fully discover Europe’s cultural diversity and truly benefit from a genuine European learning space. Supporting the teaching and learning of languages is one of the overarching objectives of the Erasmus+ programme. As such, language teaching and learning is embedded throughout its actions, both Learning Mobility (Key action 1) and Strategic Partnerships for cooperation projects (Key action 2). The European Language Label (ELL) provides opportunities for Member States to promote language teaching and learning throughout the different sectors of education and training. It is a well-established tool that has been in place for 20 years with the specific objectives to: promote excellence in the teaching of foreign languages; help raise the standards of language teaching across Europe; and raise awareness about European cooperation in the field of language teaching and learning across all educational sectors. The label is awarded annually or biannually to the most innovative language learning initiatives in each Erasmus+ programme country participating in the scheme. The European Language Label is awarded by Erasmus+ National Agency or national implementing bodies. This compendium presents the European Language Labels awarded in 2019 throughout Europe. Some of these initiatives were funded via the Erasmus+ programme, while others benefitted from national or local funding. We hope they will provide inspiration for future excellence in language teaching and learning!
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