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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
The Magic Puck’s Trip

The aim of the project was to promote an early familiarisation of children with L2 through an innovative teaching method. A narrative format - The Magic Puck's Trip - was developed. Among other methodologies, we adopted: the reading of the narrative text in L2 accompanied by the use of mime theatre; the production of a mini-book on the script of the format containing pages of text-image made with the children's drawings and lyrics in L2 accompanied by real images; interactive games using flashcards and puppets; the realisation of a mini-musical in L2 of the final format. The experience was very enriching in terms of communication and fostered a positive climate of friendship and solidarity among children. The magic bus was for pupils a tangible symbol of the European union in an authentic intercultural perspective.
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