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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
How to Become a Chef in Europe

The aim of the eTwinning project “How to Become a Chef in Europe”, which was initiated by the school and supported by the European Commission, was to pick up young people’s interest for cooking and new media. About 140 future chefs of seven European countries used the project’s website in Twin Space to work together on interactive tasks. English was used as lingua franca. The young cooks exchanged information on their different training courses, presented themselves and their work places, discussed about their plans for the future and communicated in online conferences. A special highlight was the so-called cooking carousel: a typical nation / region product was sent to a partner class where this ingredient was unknown and had to be used in a new recipe created by the recipients of the product. This way, new European recipes were created, documented, cooked and tested. This task was es ...

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