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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
Partners in Excellence

"Partners in Excellence" is an initiative funded by the Scottish Executive Education Department, involving three local authorities: Argyll & Bute, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire. The project acts as a virtual Centre of Excellence for modern languages and involves a community of language learners and teachers across the 29 participating schools. The initiative has been running since June 2000, and to date the three participating authorities have noted a rise of up to 78% in uptake across all languages post Standard Grade and significant rises in attainment, e.g. a 30% increase in the number of As at Higher level. Increased access to technology has allowed students and teachers in the participating schools to develop new ways of learning and teaching in the classroom. The project has also developed the LanguageZone website which provides original materials for language learners. Lang ...

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