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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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Sports Maniacs: Sports Bring You Closer to the World

The project was implemented at a lower secondary school with sports oriented forms. It reflected two main areas of interest mentioned by the young people: sports and English. As part of the project, lower secondary school students staged English workshops for primary school pupils. They presented famous sportsmen, information on healthy diets, sports and other cultures. The workshops were interactive. Students initiated discussions and staged quizzes. Also, sports training in English was organised at a local park and a football match was played and commented upon in English. Moreover, students talked online to their peers at befriended schools in England, Portugal and Italy. The project was a model example of teamwork. It involved English teachers who were responsible for the coordination and preparation of materials, physical education teachers who staged a football match and assisted ...

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