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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
English is Cool with Sports and Music!

The project was implemented in a primary school and in a preschool by an English teacher who is also a sportsman and a musician. The project was implemented in response to worrying lack of physical activity on the part of children, which is more and more often replaced by activity in the virtual world. Thanks to the introduction of sports to English learning, the project addressed to pre-school and primary school pupils contested lack of movement and sports. The project was implemented by a group of 100 children with varied levels of proficiency in English and fitness, also children with physical disabilities and with Down syndrome. The classes were staged with the use of the Total Physical Response method and original Musical World with Frankie programme (Frankie – a plush, which played an active part in the classes) developed by the project coordinator. Thanks to the integration of s ...

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