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.
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The Influence of the Piñata on Spanish Culture
The aim of this project was to enhance
Spanish language learning at St
Laurence’s through a whole-school
project centred on the infl uence of the
piñata on Spanish/Mexican culture. It
was also intended that all children in the
school would experience a true piñata
breaking event. To achieve this, the
project coordinators set about putting a
differentiated programme in place for the
various class levels. Project work, groupwork,
art and craft, music and drama
were all used to facilitate the children’s
learning. Particular emphasis was placed
upon the use of Spanish as the medium
through which the learning occurred. The
origins and meaning of the varying piñata
customs were researched and studied.
Following this, the children worked
together to construct piñatas. These were
put on display in the school hall where
they remained until the annual Spanish
week in the scho
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