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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Teaching English with Authentic Materials - T.E.A.M.

Although today many people learn English at school, they may pass their examinations successfully but most of them cannot speak the language fluently. One of the reasons is that they are not taught the language in real communicative environments and do not experience communicative environments. This project was conceived to come to grips with this problem. A real communicative atmosphere should be created in the classroom. Learners can play a role or discuss a topic with authentic materials. The project was meant to foster the students’ language learning skills by using speaking contexts in daily formal and informal environments. It was also designed to make use of new media in teaching a foreign language. Nonetheless, using computer, Internet and ICT alone cannot provide a comprehensive basis for language learning. For this reason, the project created real environments and developed ne ...

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