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
Valuing Bilingualism in Our School Through the Creation of Dual Language Texts
The project aims to promote and value bilingualism in primary school through the creation of dual language texts. Both children learning English as an additional language (EAL) and Irish-born children are
involved in the project. During the process, EAL children engage in planning, drafting, editing and producing a final draft of a book written in both their home language (L1) and in English (L2). Irish children write
their dual language books in both Irish and English. Children are encouraged to write on topics of interest to them and books
are illustrated appropriately. Each book contains the same material written in both languages, which enables the transfer of skills across languages. Children can use this opportunity to think and write
in their home language, which can be a rare occurrence in an English dominated society. Similarly, Irish-born children are enabled to develop the
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