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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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Label of the day
The River and Its Life

«The River and Its Life» has been a three-year project involving partner schools in Italy and France, linking in to well-established Italian teaching in the school for Years 4 and 5. It aims to open children's minds to different cultures and languages, in particular Italian. The project centres on three rivers, the Reno, Rhine and Mersey, and engages pupils in History, Geography, Science, ICT, Art, Drama and Numeracy as well as Languages. Pupils exchange information in a great variety of ways, particularly e-mail, in all three languages involved. On the day European Awards judges visited, pupils were concerned with writing a story to which the English pupils contributed the beginning, pupils in Bologna wrote the middle and those in Strasbourg were to write the conclusion. Further details of this and other activities can be viewed at the school's website: ...

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