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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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Early Introduction of English Language in a Bilingual Context

This project is an action plan geared towards implementing the English language in young students, which has been developed by expert advisors in the field of teaching English at these levels from Resource and Innovation Centres for the Basque Country Regional Government's Education Department. The project has been implemented during the last four academic years by holding fortnightly seminars, organised according to areas and during school time. The project has focused on the training of Primary Education teachers that specialise in English; on the one hand, in terms of general didactic and methodological aspects related to the teaching-learning process in Infant Education and the first cycle of Primary Education. On the other, it presents practical proposals that can be used to teach English at these ages, based on communicational approaches that are focused on the students, which have ...

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