The European Language Label Competition

The European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) in Malta is re-launching the call for applications for the European Language Label (ELL). The National Agency is now accepting applications for the European Language Label and the deadline for the competition will be Tuesday 01st October. The application form as well as other details is available on the Agency’s website at

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 adopt 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 ELL Priorities for 2012-2013 include Language learning based on the new technologies and Multilingual classrooms. More information is available at

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