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.).
Enjoy your search!
Label of the day
i-Learning in transition year French
This project aims to increase students’ responsibility for their own language learning, foster creativity, create an awareness of the cultural contexts in which the target languages are used and how language itself functions, while integrating the language project into the Transition year program as a whole.
Students create their own folder of work, which they design and illustrate. Modules are related to their Transition Year experience, for example, when they are going on work experience they learn about the world of work in a target language country, create CVs in the target language, apply for a job and undergo a brief job interview. In another module aimed at encouraging students to think about language itself and how they themselves learn, students prepare lessons on simple topics to be taught to classes in the local Primary School. A variety of methodologies are used in the pr
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