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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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Pupil Exchanges for Periods of Training in Companies

Pupil exchanges for periods of training in companies are conducted with the partner countries in the project, i.e. Portugal (Intermarché supermarket chain), Spain and Poland. In the French school, the exchanges are undertaken by final-year pupils studying for the vocational baccalauréat in commerce and catering. As it was considered essential for the pupils to undertake a period of preparation, particularly in language skills, we set up a distance learning course by videoconferencing with the Jean Vigo de Millau secondary school; the course is also available to fifth- and sixth-year pupils taking a third foreign language. The course runs for at least two years, with three hours of lessons a week during the school year. The project is complemented by multimedia activities for language learning. As a complementary feature of the project, consideration is being given to establishing contact ...

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