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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
The European Partnership Week

This activity involves 13-16 year olds from four European countries in a week’s encounter. They take part in workshops, visits, discussions and problem-solving activities in mixed teams and individually. The purpose is to practise using the languages they are learning, but more importantly to develop friendships and a sense of community as European citizens. The week, which has been running for three years, takes place at the beginning of the summer holiday. Thirty-six young people from France, Spain and Germany join 40 from Stockton (10 from each of four schools). Each morning is devoted to workshops which encourage the use of the language and explore customs, conventions, stereotypes, etc. The afternoons and one whole day are spent on excursions of various sorts where again the young people have tasks to do. Every effort is made to make the experience fun as well as educational, and th ...

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