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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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Conversation Roundtables in French (French as a Foreign Language), a Great Help in Practising French

Objective: The aim of this project is give adult immigrants starting to learn French more confidence, and in doing so helping them to gain a foothold in society. The project: The starting point was that teachers from various associations or schools found that those learning French has no opportunity to speak the language during the July and August holiday period. To overcome this deficit, the “Commission Alpha”, with the support of the European Fund for Refugees, is offering these adults the opportunity of coming to practice the language, to maintain and improve their oral skills by meeting up in groups of 10 - 12 people of a similar level. These meetings present an opportunity for them to discuss in a relaxed environment a wide range of topics (renting an apartment, problems as tenants or with landlords, their children's education, knowing how to accept or refuse an invitation, ...

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