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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
A Bilingual Online Travel Guide to Lucerne and Valencia

As part of their Spanish studies, 23 students from the Seetal Cantonal School in Canton Lucerne are spending six months working with the same number of students from Valencia on a shared interdisciplinary topic. They are meeting via Twinspace, introducing themselves, talking in English and Spanish about their hobbies, where they live, their local customs and food, and are working in small groups on the principal aim of the project. This is to produce a bilingual online travel guide for young people, by young people, about Lucerne and the Seetal valley, and about Valencia and its surrounding area. The highlights of this exchange project are the visits to meet each other in person, with the students staying with their project partners. This allows them to experience real life in a Spanish or Swiss family, and gives them plenty of opportunity to communicate in the two languages and practise ...

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