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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
Linguis, an Alternative and Complementary Way to Learn Languages

This programme was started up in 2002 on the initiative of teachers of Germanic and Romance languages. Students eager to improve their language skills are given the opportunity to participate in a language training programme in an extra-curricular context. For students taking secretarial courses, participation in such a programme is compulsory. At the end of the programme, students receive a supplementary diploma certifying the language activities in which they have participated. The project is being carried out in various partner schools in the Dutch-speaking region, Ireland and Scotland. It mainly involves theme-based exchanges of one to four weeks, according to the area of study, but also offers film clubs in English, discussion groups run by native speakers, e-mail exchanges, foundation courses and any other activity suggested by the students themselves and approved by the ‘Linguis’ ...

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