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European Language Label Award 2019

 

Do you know of a creative, innovative and inspirational language learning initiative, or one that promotes the importance of languages? Then apply for a European Language Label Award in 2019!

The European Language Label Award (ELLA) is coordinated by the European Commission. It highlights and rewards innovative initiatives in language teaching, learning and promotion, and brings these initiatives to the attention of the public along with professionals in the languages field.

The ELLA is open to all fields of education and training. No project is too big or too small, and both accredited and non-accredited initiatives are encouraged to apply. Whether it’s a football team, university, community group, school, youth group, company, or choir – we want to hear your stories of language learning being brought to life!

ELLA applications must support one or more of these six categories:

  1. Engaging language learning environments
  2. Multilingual schools and classrooms
  3. Language-friendly society
  4. Languages for the future
  5. Increasing awareness and changing perceptions
  6. Using technology to enhance language learning techniques

These categories support the award’s aims along with those of Languages Connect. The Digital Strategy for Schools is also supported in category 6.

Apply online now before the deadline of Tuesday 30 April 2019.  Entrants will be notified of the results by the end of May 2019. All winners will receive an award and certificate at the award ceremony in Dublin on Thursday 10 October 2019. 

Please read the Competition Guidelines, including Terms and Conditions, before applying.

More about the award

Léargas has managed the ELLA in Ireland for nine years. More than one hundred educational, training and community groups and language teachers, learners and ambassadors have received the ELLA.

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.

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Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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After 11 months of dedication Vanessa recently finished her European Solidarity Corps volunteer placement with our Cloverhill Family service in Belfast. Read Vanessa's story here:

"The service users are the most amazing Mothers and have the most energetic and lovely kids. I learned so many things about life especially from the families as their histories sometimes are quite hard.

"This year was the best of my life so far. Not only did I meet the most amazing friends here, but I also learned a lot from working at the hostel. The activities every week would mainly be a lot of arts and crafts and play sessions for the kids. I also tried to incorporate some sensory plays as well. At least once a week we would all cook and eat together and learn new fun recipes.

"In the afternoon there was a homework club for the school kids and after school activities whenever they were finished. When the weather allowed it, we went to the park and had some fun games and lunch there.

"This year taught me to be more independent and come more out of myself and appreciate the smaller things in life. I will miss this place a lot and it will always be my second home. Everybody I’ve met here will always have a big place in my heart and I will never forget the beautiful times we’ve had together."

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