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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
Intercomprehension in the class of French

The project followed the introduction of some intercomprehensional activities in French, with the whole purpose of motivating the learning of French and form an optional course of 18 hours containing certain documents and online activities. Our target group was an eleventh grade high school class where pupils knew latin languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, languages learnt by watching TV series, in immersion (we wanted to value the knowledge in those languages that they do not use anymore, once returned in Romania) or at school. The task given to students, outside classes, was to interact on a forum, Europe, ma maison, by writing small articles related to this theme. The purpose of this was to raise the awareness of pupils on this multilingual dimension of the world, to make them aware of their lingual and metalingual skills, to valorise their knowledge in the known languages ...

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