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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
The First Polish Spelling Test in Paris

The project of the consultation point at the Polish Embassy in France was implemented from November 2013 to April 2014. It aimed at staging a multi-stage open spelling test in Polish. The competition’s purpose was to improve the skills of writing in Polish with the observance of spelling, grammar and punctuation, to encourage competition between schools and to integrate pupils and teachers of Polish schools in Paris and the neighbourhood. The project was addressed to those familiar with Polish. The competition was divided into age categories and into two groups; native and non-native users of Polish. The overriding goal was to preserve the language among the Poles and to promote integration of Poles living in France. In the group of non-native users of Polish, the spelling test aimed at the integration of bilingual communities and promotion of written Polish in a modern and attractive wa ...

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