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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Label of the day
Taaltrotters (Language Trotters) is a multimedial and interactive project about multilingualism and language education for ten to fifteen year old students. It consists of an interactive film and both digital and printed course materials. The film revolves around four students whose teacher gives them an assignment to teach her something about language. The four soon discover that together, they possess quite a lot of knowledge about languages: the Surinamese girl speaks Dutch and Sranan Tongo, while the Belgian one knows Flemish and Walloons. The Turkish boy speaks Dutch, Turkish and Frisian, while the Dutch one is familiar with sign language, street language and an anglicised form of text speak. They explore and compare the sounds, structures, meanings and usages of the different tongues. The film toured around several renowned museums in the Netherlands and Belgium for six years. In 2
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