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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
More Languages to More Students

An increasingly common problem is that students choose not to continue their language studies for tactical reasons. Elof Lindälv upper secondary school has taken steps to break this negative trend. The aim is to encourage more students to choose modern language studies as well as making it possible for more students to continue their studies at higher levels. Another endeavor is to involve the vocational programs. To make this possible, the school has focused on the organization as well as the premises: A language studio has been built, consisting of 20 student work stations, arranged in 5 ”islands” and fully equipped with multimedia programs. By tearing down a wall to an adjacent classroom a group room was made, where pupils can work with other language tasks. This way all four modern languages can be studied at the same time without the pupils disturbing one another. In order to o ...

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