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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:

  • Category 1: Embracing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Multilingual Settings
  • Category 2: Creating Engaging Learning Environments
  • Category 3: Diversification and Increased Uptake of Language Learning
  • Category 4: Increasing Awareness and Changing Perceptions
  • Category 5: Promoting the Professional Advantages of Language Learning
  • Category 6: Utilising Technology to Enhance Language Learning Techniques.

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.

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Visit the @EPALE_IE stand at #wheel18 summit today! @The_Wheel_IRL twitter.com/EPALE_IE/statu…

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

Congratulations all! We hope the #ErasmusPlus experience will stand in good stead. twitter.com/GTIGALWAY/stat…

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We're very proud to work closely with @aontas, so we were delighted to hear CEO Niamh O'Reilly highlighting @EPALE_IE - @aontas cooperation today at #AONTASAGM2018. Retweeted by Léargas

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Big ambitions need funding. To ensure Europe invest effectively in #youth, @EU_Commission #EUBudget proposal aims to double budget for successor to #ErasmusPlus & for #EUSolidarityCorps after 2020 - More info bit.ly/2KzFkLU #FutureOfEurope #EuropeanEducationArea Retweeted by Léargas

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#AONTAS Information Officer Brid Greenan is in Palermo Italy this week, as part of the second transnational meeting for the #ErasmusPlus #REVEAL project. Retweeted by Léargas

New #EUYouthStrategy is part of set of new initiatives aiming at boosting a European identity and building a stronger, more united & democratic Union #FutureOfEurope #EuropeanEducationArea #EYCS Retweeted by Léargas

What's new in a new 🇪🇺 #YouthStrategy 2019-2027? 👀 a new EU youth coordinator 🤝 renewed EU youth dialogue 🕵️‍♀️ greater outreach to disadvantaged 🔗 Better link btw EU #YouthPolicy & @EUErasmusPlus, #EUSolidarityCorps Learn more at ec.europa.eu/youth/news/eu-…. #FutureOfEurope Retweeted by Léargas

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GTI Business Man. ErasmusPlus Blog: Week One Done & Dusted... gtieurope2018.weebly.com/business-manag…#ErasmusPlus #Leargas #GTIGalway #Ceuta #AppliedLearning #BusinessManagement 🇪🇸📈🖥️🌞 Retweeted by Léargas

Some of our teachers were busy this week in Sweden as part of our Erasmus plus project "Together Stronger" Watch “Hello from Sweden. Together Stronger 2018” vimeo.com/270644198?ref=… @ysgolpontyberem @eTwinningEurope @Leargas_eTwinn @leargas. Retweeted by Léargas

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Super artistic work from @spacedoutpup Rachel who is currently on #EVS #erasmusplus with our friends in the Active Youths of Florina, funded through @Leargas #Greece #Ireland Retweeted by Léargas

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@TrinityCompLib @PeterMcGuireIE @IrishTimes Great to see @TrinityCompLib implementing ideas from their @EUErasmusPlus project and being recognised as an innovative school by @IrishTimes 🇪🇺🇮🇪🇸🇪 Download our Project Directory & see how Irish schools are using #ErasmusPlus: leargas.ie/wp-content/upl…

Article by @PeterMcGuireIE which mentions our #ArtsGuarantee which has its roots in an @Leargas study visit to Vimmerby in Sweden Meet Ireland’s most innovative schools irishtimes.com/news/education… via @IrishTimes Retweeted by Léargas

Teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Erasmus+ Schools Week is a week long celebration of Erasmus+ activities in Schools around the country from the 24 - 28 Sept. Read more bit.ly/2rGBA2g 🇪🇺🇮🇪#EplusSchools2018

#ErasmusPlus isn’t just for young people! Over 5000 adult educators trained abroad under the programme in 2016. Learn more in our 2016 Annual Report: europa.eu/!rb64Db Retweeted by Léargas

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eTwinning has done its spring cleaning! This year has seen the launch of a number of new initiatives, including the eTwinning School and Monitoring eTwinning Practices. Enter the eTwinning portal and explore the exciting new pages and content. goo.gl/hHWhbw 👩‍💻👨‍💻

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Teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Erasmus+ Schools Week is a week long celebration of Erasmus+ activities in Schools around the country from the 24 - 28 Sept. Read more here bit.ly/2rGBA2g 🇪🇺🇮🇪#EplusSchools2018

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Celebrating #erasmusplus volunteers from Europe during #NVW2018! twitter.com/DepaulIreland/…

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…

Teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Erasmus+ Schools Week is a week long celebration of Erasmus+ activities in Schools around the country from the 24 - 28 Sept. Read more here bit.ly/2rGBA2g 🇪🇺🇮🇪#E+Schools2018

« eTwinning schools can change the path of #education for future »: the very encouraging words from @dublin_anne closing the conference in #Rome. #eTwschools18 #eTwinning Retweeted by Léargas

#etwschools18 And now it's time to think of the future of the #eTwinning School! Panel session, from theory to practice. @eTwinningEurope Retweeted by Léargas

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Working in primary education? Have a passion for #Languages? Find out how combining the new Languages strategy and #ErasmusPlus can benefit your school! Join us for our Languages Connect Inspiration Day on 13 June in Dublin! Reserve your space today at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/languages-connect-erasmus-inspiration-day-for-primary-schools-tickets-46221264045
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The new Languages strategy and #ErasmusPlus can combine perfectly! Find out how at our Languages Connect Inspiration Day on 13 June in Dublin! Reserve your space today at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/languages-connect-erasmus-inspiration-day-for-primary-schools-tickets-46221264045
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