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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
Songbar & singable

This project gives revaluation to songs: they are used as teaching material to learn a language. Singing is the ideal tool to learn a language in a pleasant, simple and efficient way and this in all its various aspects (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and Prosody). The project is motivating for teachers and learners; the ultimate target group are adults who learn Dutch as a second language. A working group (the ' culture gang ') took care of the interactive teaching methods in which visual support is important and in which all skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing) are addressed. The offer will be expanded by more songs in the near future. The approach does not only facilitate language acquisition: participants also acquired cultural aspects and gained quite a lot of self-confidence to speak the language they’re learning (in this case Dutch).
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