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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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Crossing Cultures: A Modern Languages Programme for Gifted and Talented Youth

The crossing cultures project aims to expand the knowledge and enthusiasm of students with an existing high level of language skills. It has developed and shared effective teaching practices and provided interesting and challenging new perspectives on the study of languages. The programme is delivered in three strands: a series of face-to-face events, an on-line learning programme and on-line language and culture study groups. The crossing culture series consists of three major annual events and workshops in a variety of different languages. Most sessions are partially bilingual to enable participants to stretch and challenge their linguistic abilities. They cover topics from art and cinema to business and professional opportunities for linguists. The popular on-line study groups have enabled over 600 Gifted and Talented young people to communicate in foreign languages across schoo ...

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