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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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Collaboration: School + Summer Job. A Way to Promote Language Studies

It is not unusual that pupils at compulsory school as well as at the upper secondary school choose to quit their language studies, since they don’t feel motivated enough to put in the effort needed to get a good grade. Pupils complain that they don’t learn anything useful and find that there are not enough communication exercises. At the same time we live in a society getting more global by the day, and language skills are more and more important. How can this equation be solved? In Kiruna a method to motivate the pupils for further language studies has been to let them use their skills in interaction with people from foreign countries. This makes them realize that they really can communicate in other languages and that they actually do learn useful things in school. In the project School – Summer job language education at school has been combined with the municipal summer job guarante ...

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