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European Language Label

Welcome to the ELL database for innovative projects in language teaching and learning.

This database contains projects that have received the European Language Label since 1999 (for the pilot phase 1998-99, please refer to "The European Label: catalogue of projects 1998-99").

The database aims to inspire practitioners, stakeholders and policymakers by presenting "best practices" in the field of language teaching and learning.

The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.

You can search the database according to a number of different criteria:

■      Year of the award
■      Projects by country
■      Educational sector(s)
■      Pedagogical theme(s)
■      Target language(s) of the projects

You can also combine up to all of these criteria to conduct a more focused search. Your query will generate a list of the projects and individuals that have been awarded Labels – just click on the names to learn more (contact details, etc.).

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Label of the day
Merseygrid Language Project

The Merseygrid/ICL project provides courses for primary pupils in Liverpool in Italian, French and Spanish, using a combination of classroom-based lessons, videoconferencing and audioconferencing. The objectives are to make language learning fun and to allow teachers and pupils to learn together. A pupil activity book, Big Book, tape and CD-ROM have been developed to support the initiative. The project, which began in 1999, involves 4,000 pupils and is run in partnership with Liverpool Education Authority. The Merseygrid/ICL project is strongly ICT-based, drawing on video- and audioconferencing, e-mail, CD-ROMs and websites. It involves both pupils and teachers in language learning and demonstrates to both adults and children how ICT can be used to learn a language. The project aims for continuity and coverage across the whole authority and works also to develop school links with partn ...

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