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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
Parallel Digital Distance Learning in Foreign Languages

The project "Parallel Digital Distance Learning in Foreign Languages" is developed by Vennesla Upper Secondary School. The school is located in a rural area, which has neither the necessary number of students nor the financial means to offer a variety of foreign languages to their students. The objective of this project has been to develop a teaching method where two or three groups of students from different schools can follow the teaching simultaneously by the use of ICT. Pupils at the participating schools are invited onto the learning platform of the host school, and they communicate with each other through video conferences, Skype and Internet. The foreign language classes at the participating schools run parallel, and in this way the social aspect and the one-to-one conversation between teachers and pupils have been taken care of. The strength of this project is that the tools are ...

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