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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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Innovative English Teaching Based on Aesthetic Learning Processes and Pupils' Curiosity

Ringsbergskolan is a municipal school (year 0-9), where aesthetic learning processes form the base of all teaching. Using the curriculum as a starting point, the subjects Art and English have found common ground where the pupils’ curiosity and thoughts form the base of the teaching. Teachers create situations where the pupils experience a natural need to communicate with others. The language education is monolingual i.e. all teachers speak only English with the students. For the youngest pupils, up to year 5, the teaching is primarily focused on giving the pupils the opportunity to acquire a vocabulary in the new language. As their vocabulary grows, they, too, after some time only speak English. In years 6-9 the pupils use a language laboratory, where they get to discover what a language is. They are assisted by one English teacher and one Art teacher. When the students have developed ...

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