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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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Using Film to Develop Motivation and Confidence in Listening and Speaking in Key Stage 4

Having recognised the importance of a creative, varied and more exciting curriculum in Key Stage 4, which reflects the interests and experience of 15 and 16 year old learners, Millais School in Horsham and Imberhorne School in East Grinstead chose film as the context for a GCSE controlled assessment in speaking. Units of work were created in French and German, leading to an assessment task which motivated learners and addressed the requirements of the examining body. Through the study of the German film Sommer, learners focused on the topics of family and relationships as well media, while the French film, Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, was used to address home town and local area. Within the unit of work, particular emphasis was placed on sound-spelling links with a series of starter activities, developed to increase the accuracy of pronunciation and learners’ confidence in speaking ...

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