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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
Open to Every Citizen

The song has always been an inspiring method to communicate a language. The project "Open to Every Citizen", therefore, focuses on this reliable means aimed at exposing six languages, both widely and less widely spoken, to ordinary citizens across Europe and also to those who have little opportunity of learning languages themselves. The main tool to convey the beauty of the language has been choirs representing Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Italy, Great Britain and Spain. The choir singers were the first to "taste" the six target languages through three songs in each language. The project involved exchange visits of language promoters and choir conductors to introduce a language in the form of a word and a song. It also involved exchange among choir singers who during the stays in foreign countries had an opportunity to use the target language in its natural environment. The three-year pr ...

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