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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
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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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A CLIL Experience in Primary School: Teaching French Through the Games Strand of the PE Curriculum

This project involved teaching the pupils in a second class in Scoil Carmel Primary School, Firhouse, the games strand of the PE curriculum through French. The project took place over a six-week period and the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) approach and Total Physical Response method were employed by the teacher. The objectives of both the PE and Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) curricula were considered during the planning of the lessons. The teacher only used the target language, French, when communicating with the children. The children worked cooperatively, using the parachute, developing ball-handling skills, playing team games, moving to music by French composers and learning action songs. As cultural awareness is an important element in the MLPSI initiative, a cultural dimension was introduced during the final week. Through station teaching ...

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