European Language Label 2018 – Call for Entries!
The European Language Label 2018 is now open for entries! We are looking for creative, innovative and inspirational language learning projects and initiatives to apply.
The European Language Label awards are open to all fields of education and training, and both accredited and non-accredited learning initiatives are encouraged to apply – no project is too big or too small. You may be from a football team, university, community group, school, youth group, company, or choir – we want to hear your stories of how you’re bringing language learning to life!
The aim of the European Language Label is to highlight and reward innovative initiatives in the realm of language teaching and learning. It also function as a stimulus to uncover and disseminate results of initiatives in the field, while promoting public interest in improving language skills.
To date Léargas has awarded approximately 90 European Language Label Awards to a variety of educational, training and community groups and language teachers, learners and ambassadors. Last year’s winning projects included TG4 Foghlaim, Justisigns sign-language initiative and the Healthcare English Language Programme.
In 2018, applications for the European Language Label must support one or more of these categories:
These categories support the aims and priorities of the European Language Label, while also supporting the four goals set out in the Department of Education and Skills’ Language Strategy Languages Connect 2017-2020. The Digital Schools Strategy is also supported in Category 6.
All entries must be submitted by Monday 30 April 2018. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday 25 September 2018. All winners will be presented with a European Language Label award and certificate.
For more detailed information and terms and conditions, please read the Competition Guidelines.
You can apply online now and remember to get your entries in by Monday 30 April!
The European Language Label is coordinated by the European Commission and in Ireland is managed by Léargas. The label recognises outstanding achievement in the teaching or learning of languages. European Language Label awards are prestigious and presented at a public ceremony in September each year. Previous winners have said that “receiving external validation from such a respected organisation was a huge boost for the organisation and our team”. The European Language Label is not limited to European languages; teaching or learning of any language can be considered.
If you’re interested in finding out more about previous award winners, you can search the database of winners here.
Congrats to @EiTTT_Project members Iveta, Laura & Anne on the publication of a chapter on EiTTT in Innovations, Technologies and Research in Education published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, following the @ATEE_Brussels Spring Conference 2017 in Riga. @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas Retweeted by Léargas
"A vibrant and engaged [charity] sector is the best way to champion Irish society" @The_Wheel_IRL's Deirdre Garvey at #wheel18. At #Epale we connect & engage practitioners within the Irish and European community to strengthen the adult learning sector. pic.twitter.com/I9Wi9lb6TO— Adult Learning IE (@EPALE_IE) May 24, 2018
Our Business Management students are currently enjoying their ErasmusPlus placement in Ceuta, where they are learning many new language & vocational related skills. Follow their blog @ gtieurope2018.weebly.com/business-manag… #ErasmusPlus #Leargas #AppliedLearning #BusinessManagement 🇪🇸📈🖥️🌞 Retweeted by Léargas
Well done to our Hairdressing & Beauty students who graduated today from GTI. Some of these students completed #ErasmusPlus placements in Tenerife & Glasgow,where they developed a range of new key skills relevant to their vocational area.We wish them well with their future plans. pic.twitter.com/mdSb8LiGTT— GTI (@GTIGALWAY) May 23, 2018
And well-deserved recoginition of JCSP Librarian Joe Kelly for his driving role in the innovative Student Arts Guarantee in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun - a unique initiative in Irish education. #edchatie #artsineducation @jcspie @cdetbcdu @CityofDublinETB @PDST_Ireland twitter.com/TrinityCompLib… Retweeted by Léargas
'Being #LGBT In School’ is a resource designed to prevent #homophobicandtransphobic bullying while supporting students inc focuses on coming out in secondary school, specific needs of transgender students, practical & support arrangements: schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/resourc… #IDAHOBIT2018 Retweeted by Léargas
A big National Volunteer Week shout out to our amazing #EVS volunteers! Coming from Spain, Germany and Italy, they bring joy and laughter into our services every day. @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus #NVW2018 pic.twitter.com/zc2SouQsZP— Depaul (@DepaulIreland) May 16, 2018
Charis has her Impact Research hat on and is in Poland this week, sharing the work she has done on #erasmusplus VET Mobility in Ireland and hearing about similar research elsewhere in Europe @EUErasmusPlus @Elva_Leargas @SiobhanLeargas twitter.com/Leargas_Charis…
Discussing longer-term impact of #ErasmusPlus VET mobility placements with @ErasmusPlus_PL. Interesting finding that work placements make VET learners more optimistic & more aspirational about job prospects @Leargas pic.twitter.com/EjaYw24ba7— Charis Hughes (@Leargas_Charis) May 16, 2018