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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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Another Way of Learning German

The project I have carried out is based on exploiting teenage literature as a valuable resource for both language learning and cross-cultural study, as well as a strong motivation boosting element. The project is carried outover two years with a group of 7th grade students. The target group has proposed to write the script based on the German teenage novel "Johnny schweigt" by Bernhard Hagemann as an in and out of class project activity with a view to realising as a final product a video of the film produced and acted by the students themselvs. As joint activities they have worked with reading diaries, text illustrations, drawings and caricatures as the target group is made up of the students with different interests, skills or creative and linguistic abilities. With low financial means, obtained by involving the parents, the school or by organising various events, like The Christmas ...

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