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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
CLIL for Mainstream Teachers in the Post-Primary Classroom

Making the curriculum more accessible and inclusive for English as an Additional Language Learners was the project undertaken by the County of Dublin Vocational Educational Committee. The initiative to set up this project came as a direct result of changes in Language Support for English as an Additional Language (EAL) students in March 2009 which means that support for EAL students now consists of two years’ language support from date of arrival in Ireland. Some CDVEC schools can have up to a quarter of the school population with varying EAL language needs. Schools which in the past could have been allocated up to four Language Support teachers, are now reduced to one specialist teacher. Fewer migrant students can now access the expertise of trained Language Support teachers. From the moment international students arrive in Irish schools, they study along with their peers movi ...

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