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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
Breaking Through the Psychological Barriers Encountered in the Acquisition of Productive Language Skills by Means of Interactive, Creative and Learner-Generated Portfolio Projects

The project aims to facilitate the acquisition of challenging productive language skills, namely speaking and writing by L2 learners, and overcome the emotional and psychological barriers they bring with them related to speaking and writing in the target language. We are planning to accomplish this by means of real-life, meaningfully-contextualized, interactive, creative, learner-generated and in-house portfolio projects. The results of needs analysis surveys and our first-hand experiences as English language instructors indicate that almost all our learners feel inhibited by productive language skills. Acting on the idea that only if the psychological barriers to the learning situation are removed, can production take place, we consider portfolio projects as one of the most efficient ways to enhance students’ self-confidence, to overcome their language anxiety and fears, and transform t ...

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