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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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Euro Senior Secondary School

The project has aimed at active bilingualism, international perspective, understanding of other cultures, promotion of regional identity, opportunities for further education both in Finnish and in Swedish institutions of higher education, and education into active multilingualism through co-operation over language and country borders. Finnish students from Tornio (Finland) and Swedish pupils from Haparanda (Sweden) study in the same group. The school has an extensive language programme and native Finnish, Swedish, English, French, German and Russian teachers. Some courses are thus taught in Finnish, others in Swedish and in English. Education into internationality has been stressed. In addition, learning methods have been developed (e.g. language portfolios and "suggestopaedia"). The students of the school have done well in the matriculation examination. To summarize, the project serves ...

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