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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
MFL Student Leadership

The "MFL Student Leadership" team project annually selects students from Y13 to be Ambassadors for French, German and Spanish and to take responsibility for leading and training teams of Language Leaders from Year 10 into Year 11, whose work is accredited. In due time the Leaders can become Ambassadors and work with the next generation. Year 10 students (approximately 30 a year) are trained in the summer before they move into Year 11 by the Year 13 ambassadors and existing (Year 11/12) Language Leaders. The training involves sessions on developing their communication skills, inter-personal skills, adaptability to various audiences (primary, KS3/KS4 students, adults). During their first Language Leaders year, Year 11 students are involved in preparing the primary language festival, producing resources, running assemblies as well as lunchtime clubs, in which they help younger learners ( ...

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