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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
Languages and Food Cultures

The objective of the project ”Languages and Food Cultures” is to encourage language studies by relating to the world of the students – the restaurant world. The aim is to make students aware of all the opportunities that arise when you have good language skills. In addition to intensive language studies in the field of gastronomy, as well as classes in an authentic environment, a small part of the course takes place in the target language country. Through this encounter the students get a stronger connection to the origin, trade, colour, shape and scent of the ingredients. This establishes an increased understanding for, and interest in the country and the specific conditions which formed the food culture that they get the chance to experience. After visiting a target language country a natural follow up is to work with themes focusing on language, culture and food. French/Italian/Span ...

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